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Definitions of brasil

  1. 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
  2. See Brazil.
  3. A pigment.

Usage examples for brasil

  1. After passing the line, we had the wind continually at east- south- east, which carried us along the coast of Brasil, at 100 leagues from the land, till we were in lat. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII. by Robert Kerr
  2. At Amsterdam there is one, where Felons are kept constantly employ'd in rasping of Brasil Wood: To earn at this as much as they spend is not to be done without excessive Labour, though they fare as hard as they work; yet they are obliged to get more than their Maintenance costs considerably. – An Enquiry into the Causes of the Frequent Executions at Tyburn (1725) by Bernard Mandeville Malvin R. Zirker
  3. But ships of all nations are always invited to trade for our fine hides, brasil wood for making dye, and the most succulent viande fumee you will taste this side of Paris. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  4. The French, as already noticed, had very early made expeditions to Brasil, and they now began to look at the West Indies; so that in a short time the sight of other European ships than those of Spain became no novelty there. – History of the Buccaneers of America by James Burney
  5. Insomuch that in his 2 voyage one of the savage kings of the Countrey of Brasil was contented to take ship with him, and to be transported hither into England. – Elizabethan Sea Dogs by William Wood
  6. Their suggestion that the Colombian Hyla carri is related to Hyla claresignata in southeastern Brasil is unfounded. – A Synopsis of Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Osteocephalus by Linda Trueb William E. Duellman
  7. 5. Escriben de Brasil que les hace falta un contramaestre de filatura. – Pitman's Commercial Spanish Grammar (2nd ed.) by C. A. Toledano
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