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 (ō-pôr′tō) also Por·to also Pôr·to (pôr′to͝o)
A city of northwest Portugal near the mouth of the Douro River north of Lisbon. Probably of pre-Roman origin, it was captured by the Moors in 716. Its wine trade was established in 1678.


(Placename) a port in NW Portugal, near the mouth of the Douro River: the second largest city in Portugal, famous for port wine (begun in 1678). Pop: 263 131 (2001). Portuguese name: Porto


(oʊˈpɔr toʊ, oʊˈpoʊr-)

a port in NW Portugal, near the mouth of the Douro River. 327,368. Portuguese, Pôrto.
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Noun1.Oporto - port city in northwest PortugalOporto - port city in northwest Portugal; noted for port wine
Portugal, Portuguese Republic - a republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; Portuguese explorers and colonists in the 15th and 16th centuries created a vast overseas empire (including Brazil)
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