a city in and the capital of Brazil, on the central plateau.
a republic in South America. 3,286,170 sq. mi. (8,511,180 sq. km).
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the capital of Brazil (since 1960), on the central plateau: the former capital was Rio de Janeiro. Pop: 3 341 000 (2005 est)
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
the red or purple dye extracted from any of these woods See also brazilin
short for brazil nut
a republic in South America, comprising about half the area and half the population of South America: colonized by the Portuguese from 1500 onwards; became independent in 1822 and a republic in 1889; consists chiefly of the tropical Amazon basin in the north, semiarid scrub in the northeast, and a vast central tableland; an important producer of coffee and minerals, esp iron ore. Official language: Portuguese. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: real. Capital: Brasília. Pop: 201 009 622 (2013 est). Area: 8 511 957 sq km (3 286 470 sq miles)
Note: One of the newest cities in the world, Brasilia was inaugurated in 1960 to replace Rio de Janeiro as Brazil’s capital. The Brazilian government moved the capital in an effort to promote development in central Brazil. In less than thirty years, its population had grown to over a million inhabitants.
Note: The largest of the Latin-American countries, Brazil occupies almost half of South America.
Note: It is the world’s leading coffee exporter.
Note: The only country in South America whose history was dominated by Portugal; it is the largest Portuguese-speaking country in the world.
brazilin. Historical Examples The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood noun a variant spelling of brazilin
a city in central Romania. Historical Examples Area Handbook for Romania Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole noun an industrial city in central Romania: formerly a centre for expatriate Germans; ceded by Hungary to Romania in 1920. Pop: 249 000 (2005 est) Former […]
any of various metal alloys consisting mainly of copper and zinc. a utensil, ornament, or other article made of such an alloy. Music. brass instrument. brass instruments collectively in a band or orchestra. metallic yellow; lemon, amber, or reddish yellow. Informal. high-ranking military officers. any very important officials. Informal. excessive self-assurance; impudence; effrontery. Machinery. a […]
a decorative cloth band, often braided or tasseled, worn around the upper arm, as by military personnel to signify a particular group, regiment, etc. Also, brassart [bras-ahrt, bruh-sahrt] /ˈbræs ɑrt, brəˈsɑrt/ (Show IPA). a piece of plate armor for the arm. Historical Examples Five Months at Anzac Joseph Lievesley Beeston Georges Guynemer Henry Bordeaux Recollections […]