gyro1 [jī′rō΄]
short for:
gyro2 [yir′ō, jir′ō, gir′ō, hyir′ō; jī′rō]
pl. gyros [< ModGr gyros, a circle (from rotating meat on a spit), wrongly taken as a pl.]
1. a sort of loaf consisting of layers of lamb or lamb and beef, roasted, as on a vertical spit, and sliced
2. a sandwich consisting of slices of this meat, onions, tomatoes, etc. wrapped in a pita: Also gyros [yir′ôs]

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