caipirinha

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cai·pir·in·ha

 (kī′pə-rē′nyə)
n.
A Brazilian cocktail typically made of cachaca, crushed limes, and sugar.

[Brazilian Portuguese, from diminutive of caipira, bumpkin, hick, perhaps from alteration (influenced by curupira, a kind of demon or guardian spirit of the wilderness in Tupí myth and Brazilian folklore) of caipora, demon or guardian spirit of the wilderness somewhat similar to the curupira, from Tupí kaapora : kaa, scrubland + -pora, inhabitant.]
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caïpirinha
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