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Brazil

Bra·zil

 (brə-zĭl′)
A country of eastern South America. The largest country in the continent, it was ruled by Portugal from 1500 to 1822, when it became a separate empire ruled by Pedro I, son of King John VI of Portugal. A republic was established in 1889. Brasília has been the capital since 1960; São Paulo is the largest city.

Bra·zil′i·an adj. & n.

brazil

(brəˈzɪl) or

brasil

n
1. (Plants) Also called: brazil wood the red wood obtained from various tropical leguminous trees of the genus Caesalpinia, such as C. echinata of America: used for cabinetwork
2. (Dyeing) the red or purple dye extracted from any of these woods. See also brazilin
3. (Plants) short for brazil nut
[C14: from Old Spanish brasil, from brasa glowing coals, of Germanic origin; referring to the redness of the wood; see braise]

Brazil

(brəˈzɪl)
n
(Placename) a republic in South America, comprising about half the area and half the population of South America: colonized by the Portuguese from 1500 onwards; became independent in 1822 and a republic in 1889; consists chiefly of the tropical Amazon basin in the north, semiarid scrub in the northeast, and a vast central tableland; an important producer of coffee and minerals, esp iron ore. Official language: Portuguese. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: real. Capital: Brasília. Pop: 201 009 622 (2013 est). Area: 8 511 957 sq km (3 286 470 sq miles)

Bra•zil

(brəˈzɪl)

n.
a federal republic in South America. 171,853,126; 3,286,170 sq. mi. (8,511,180 sq. km). Cap.: Brasília. Official name, Fed′erative Repub′lic of Brazil′. Portuguese, Brasil.
Bra•zil′ian, adj., n.
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Noun1.Brazil - the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the worldBrazil - the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
macumba - (Brazil) followers of a religious cult of African origin
OAS, Organization of American States - an association including most countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation
Triple Frontier - the border area where Argentina and Brazil and Paraguay meet; an active South American center for contraband and drug trafficking and money laundering; a suspected locale for Islamic extremist groups
Acre - a territory of western Brazil bordering on Bolivia and Peru
Belem, Feliz Lusitania, Santa Maria de Belem, St. Mary of Bethlehem, Para - port city in northern Brazil in the Amazon delta; main port and commercial center for the Amazon River basin
Belo Horizonte - city in southeastern Brazil to the north of Rio de Janeiro; the first of Brazil's planned communities
Brasilia, Brazilian capital, capital of Brazil - the capital of Brazil; a city built on the central plateau and inaugurated in 1960
Curitiba - a city in southeastern Brazil
Joao Pessoa - a city in northeastern Brazil near the Atlantic Ocean to the north of Recife
Governador Valadares - a city in eastern Brazil to the northeast of Belo Horizonte
Limeira - a city of southeastern Brazil (northwest of Sao Paulo)
Natal - a port city in northeastern Brazil
Rio, Rio de Janeiro - the former capital and 2nd largest city of Brazil; chief Brazilian port; famous as a tourist attraction
Pernambuco, Recife - a port city of northeastern Brazil on the Atlantic
Santos - a port city in southwestern Brazil on an offshore island near Sao Paulo
Sao Bernardo do Campo - a city in southeastern Brazil; an industrial suburb of Sao Paulo
Sao Goncalo - an industrial city in southeastern Brazil across the bay from Rio de Janeiro
Sao Joao de Meriti - a city in southeastern Brazil that is a residential suburb of Rio de Janeiro
Sao Jose dos Campos - a city in southeastern Brazil to the northeast of Sao Paulo
Sao Louis - a city on an offshore island in northeast Brazil
Sao Paulo - an ultramodern city in southeastern Brazil; the largest city in South America
Amazon River, Amazon - a major South American river; arises in the Andes and flows eastward into the South Atlantic; the world's 2nd longest river (4000 miles)
Araguaia, Araguaia River, Araguaya, Araguaya River - a river in central Brazil that flows generally northward (with many falls) to join the Tocantins River
Iguassu, Iguassu Falls, Iguazu, Iguazu Falls, Victoria Falls - a large waterfall on the border between Argentina and Brazil
Madeira, Madeira River - a Brazilian river; tributary of the Amazon River
Para River, Para - an estuary in northern Brazil into which the Tocantins River flows
Parana, Parana River - a South American river; tributary of Rio de la Plata
Parnahiba, Parnaiba - a river in northeastern Brazil that flows generally northward to the Atlantic Ocean
Paulo Afonso, Paulo Afonso Falls - a major waterfall in northeastern Brazil
Purus, Purus River - a Brazilian river; tributary of the Amazon River
Sao Francisco - a river in eastern Brazil flowing into the Atlantic Ocean
Guaira, Guaira Falls, Sete Quedas - a great waterfall on the border between Brazil and Paraguay
South America - a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama
Tocantins, Tocantins River - a river in eastern Brazil that flows generally north to the Para River
Urubupunga, Urubupunga Falls - a waterfall in the Parana river in Brazil
Brazilian - a native or inhabitant of Brazil
2.brazil - three-sided tropical American nut with white oily meat and hard brown shell
edible nut - a hard-shelled seed consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell
Bertholletia excelsa, brazil nut, brazil-nut tree - tall South American tree bearing brazil nuts
Translations
Brazílie
Brasilien
Brasilia
Brazil
ブラジル
브라질
Brasilien
ประเทศบราซิล
nước Brazil

Brazil

[brəˈzɪl]
A. NBrasil m
B. CPD Brazil nut Nnuez f del Brasil

Brazil

[brəˈzɪl] nBrésil m
in Brazil → au Brésil

Brazil

nBrasilien nt

brazil

n (also brazil nut)Paranuss f

Brazil

[brəˈzɪl] nBrasile m

Brazil

البَرازيل Brazílie Brasilien Brasilien Βραζιλία Brasil Brasilia Brésil Brazil Brasile ブラジル 브라질 Brazilië Brasil Brazylia Brasil Бразилия Brasilien ประเทศบราซิล Brezilya nước Brazil 巴西
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It was an inexpressible joy to me, which any one will believe, that I was thus delivered, as I esteemed it, from such a miserable and almost hopeless condition as I was in; and I immediately offered all I had to the captain of the ship, as a return for my deliverance; but he generously told me he would take nothing from me, but that all I had should be delivered safe to me when I came to the Brazils.
Every part of this plant is useful; the leaves and stalks are eaten by the horses, and the roots are ground into a pulp, which, when pressed dry and baked, forms the farinha, the principal article of sustenance in the Brazils.
I was as much a stranger in it, in my thoughts, as I was in the Brazils, when I first went on shore there; and as much alone, except for the assistance of servants, as I was in my island.
I am going to ask you to serve your country by leaving for Liverpool this afternoon and for Brazil to-morrow on the steamship Hermes.
In going hither and thither he observed in the outskirts of a small town a red-and-blue placard setting forth the great advantages of the Empire of Brazil as a field for the emigrating agriculturist.
Suppose the United States disposes of its surplus to a country with undeveloped resources like, say, Brazil.
But people knew better; he never returned from that Brazil expedition--never died there--never lived there--never was there at all.
He spoke little of his own exploits in Brazil and Peru, but it was a revelation to me to find the excitement which was caused by his presence among the riverine natives, who looked upon him as their champion and protector.
That part of the sea known among whalemen as the Brazil Banks does not bear that name as the Banks of Newfoundland do, because of there being shallows and soundings there, but because of this remarkable meadow-like appearance, caused by the vast drifts of brit continually floating in those latitudes, where the Right Whale is often chased.
But in the caves of Brazil, there are many extinct species which are closely allied in size and in other characters to the species still living in South America; and some of these fossils may be the actual progenitors of living species.