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1. (Dyeing) a variant spelling of brazil
2. (Plants) a variant spelling of brazil


(Placename) the Portuguese spelling of Brazil
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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.Brasil - the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the worldBrasil - 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
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