I encountered the word "chichirica" in the web as part of a title of a painting of a 19th century Filipina: India chichirica. The source of the picture is a 19th century book, "Diccionario de Geografia y de Historia, edicion de 1871." I have been trying to look for the meaning of the word "chichirica" in several spanish dictionaries and from the web but i haven't found any. In the Philippines, chichirica is the name of a flower (the Madagascar periwinkle) and i am almost sure it is (or it was) a Spanish word. Does anybody know what the word means?