- the process of removing all or almost all pubic and other hair in the pelvic area by applying hot wax.
- a republic in South America. 3,286,170 sq. mi. (8,511,180 sq. km). Capital: Brasília.
Examples from the Web for brazilian
Toomey glides around the room like a Brazilian capoeira dancer.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze
January 9, 2015
The Brazilian press said the White House informed Brasilia about the rapprochement minutes before the statement was made public.Venezuela Says Goodbye to Its Lil Friend, While the Rest of the Continent Cheers
December 20, 2014
It is a major buyer of Venezuelan oil and gas and Brazilian iron ore.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution
November 30, 2014
Gender received little mention in coverage of the Brazilian presidential election when the top two candidates were women.What Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff Can Teach Hillary Clinton
October 29, 2014
After a visit from two Brazilian female fans, he was told that the women were black.Borges Had A Genius For Literature But Not Love Or Much Else
October 24, 2014
Teach, Kaveneau, and the Brazilian were detained for conference with the boatswain.
From the waist Raveneau and the Brazilian strove to inspire the men.
Brazilian and pine nuts may be substituted for a portion of the pecans.Sandwiches
Sarah Tyson Heston Rorer
Nor can your memory fail to recall me as a Lady of Honor at the Brazilian court!Confessions Of Con Cregan
Charles James Lever
They halted with the instinctive, at least surface, courtesy of the Brazilian.
- of or relating to Brazil or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of 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 brazilian
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').