Origin of brazil
- a republic in South America. 3,286,170 sq. mi. (8,511,180 sq. km). Capital: Brasília.
Examples from the Web for brazil
In Brazil people color code their underwear according to their needs.New Year’s Eve, Babylon Style
December 31, 2014
The rift put Washington at odds with countries like Brazil, Uruguay or Chile, which seemed to have come to terms with their past.
Lastly, the re-opening of diplomatic ties between Havana and Washington gives Brazil a chance to push for changes in Cuba.
Santa Catarina, Brazil There could not be a better time to visit Brazil.Why Your Next Vacation Will Be in Turkmenistan
December 13, 2014
But they were not making enough profits, as the rate of growth had slowed as Brazil invested in the welfare of its own people.What Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff Can Teach Hillary Clinton
October 29, 2014
And over there in Brazil, and up there towards the Cordilleras, it is unknown.Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
This left Brazil within the region claimed by the Portuguese.Introductory American History
Henry Eldridge Bourne
In Brazil the diggings were not so extensive nor so rich as in this state.Hittel on Gold Mines and Mining
John S. Hittell
Many thousands of Germans have already settled in southern Brazil.
A representative of a peaceful people is always welcome to Brazil.
- 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)
Word Origin and History for brazil
1550s, from Spanish/Portuguese terra de brasil "red-dye-wood land," from Spanish brasil or Italian brasile, probably connected to French braize (see braize) for resemblance of color to a glowing ember (but Old Italian form verzino suggests a possible connection with Arabic wars "saffron"). Originally the name of a type of wood from an East Indian tree, used in making dye; the name later was transferred to a similar South American species. Brazil in reference to the wood is attested in English from late 14c. Complicating matters is Hy Brasil, a name applied by 1436 to one of the larger Azores Islands, later transferred to a legendary island or rock off the west coast of Ireland (sighted in 1791 at lat. 51° 10', long. 15° 58').