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 for harmonica
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Harmonica \Har*mon"i*ca\ (-[i^]*k[.a]), n. [Fem. fr. L.
     harmonicus harmonic. See Harmonic, n. ]
     1. A musical instrument, consisting of a series of
        hemispherical glasses which, by touching the edges with
        the dampened finger, give forth the tones; it is now
        called the glass harmonica, to distinguish it from the
        common harmonica, formerly called the harmonicon.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A toy instrument of strips of glass or metal hung on two
        tapes, and struck with hammers.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. A small wind musical instrument shaped like a flat bar
        with holes along the thin edges, held in the hand and
        producing notes from multiple vibrating reeds arranged
        inside along its length; it was formerly called the
        harmonicon. See harmonicon.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Harmonicon \Har*mon"i*con\ (-[i^]*k[o^]n), n.
     A small, flat, wind instrument of music, in which the notes
     are produced by the vibration of free metallic reeds; it is
     now called the harmonica.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a small rectangular free-reed instrument having a row of
           free reeds set back in air holes and played by blowing into
           the desired hole [syn: harmonica, mouth organ, harp,
           mouth harp]

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