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Brasil

[Portuguese bruh-zeel; Spanish brah-seel] /Portuguese brəˈzil; Spanish brɑˈsil/
noun
1.
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  • Cutting the wire the story of the landless movement in Brasil.
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brasil

/brəˈzɪl/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of brazil

Brasil

/brəˈziːl/
noun
1.
the Portuguese spelling of Brazil

brazil

/brəˈzɪl/
noun
1.
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.
the red or purple dye extracted from any of these woods See also brazilin
3.
short for brazil nut
Word Origin
C14: from Old Spanish brasil, from brasa glowing coals, of Germanic origin; referring to the redness of the wood; see braise
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