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pedro

[pee-droh, pey-] /ˈpi droʊ, ˈpeɪ-/
noun, plural pedros. Cards.
1.
any of several varieties of all fours in which the five of trumps counts at its face value.
2.
the five of trumps.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < Spanish: literally, Peter

Pedro I

[pey-droh; Portuguese pe-droo] /ˈpeɪ droʊ; Portuguese ˈpɛ drʊ/
noun
1.
(Dom Pedro) 1798–1834, king of Portugal (1826, as Pedro IV) and first emperor of Brazil 1822–31.

Pedro II

noun
1.
(Dom Pedro II) 1825–91, emperor of Brazil 1831–89.
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British Dictionary definitions for pedro

Pedro I

/ˈpɛdrəʊ/
noun
1.
1798–1834, first emperor of Brazil (1822–31); son of John VI of Portugal: declared Brazilian independence (1822)

Pedro II

noun
1.
1825–91, last emperor of Brazil (1831–89); son of Pedro I. He was deposed when Brazil became a republic (1889)
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