a small, simple
wind instrument shaped like a sweet potato
, with finger holes and a mouthpiece: it produces soft, hollow
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Word origin of 'ocarina'It, dim. of oca, a goose < LL auca, a goose (< *avica, back-form. < L avicula, dim. of avis, bird): from its fancied resemblance in shape