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Cabral

[kuh-brawl] /kəˈbrɔl/
noun
1.
Pedro Álvares
[pe-droo awl-vuh-ruh sh] /ˈpɛ drʊ ˈɔl və rəʃ/ (Show IPA),
c1460–c1520, Portuguese navigator.
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  • This was in 1540, many years, as you see, after Pinzon and Cabral had anchored at the mouth.

    Discoverers and Explorers Edward R. Shaw
  • A few of them had seen the vessels of Americus Vespucius and Cabral.

    Martin Rattler R.M. Ballantyne
  • In 1500 Diaz had command of a vessel in the expedition of Cabral which discovered Brazil.

  • Cabral appears to have steered so boldly into the west that he fell in with the coast of Brazil.

    South America W. H. Koebel
  • This worthy is supposed to have formed one of Cabral's expedition.

    South America W. H. Koebel
  • Now it so happened that one of the first navigators who actually saw that eastern part was a Portuguese, named Cabral.

British Dictionary definitions for Cabral

Cabral

/Portuguese kəˈbrɑl/
noun
1.
Pedro Álvarez (ˈpɛːdru ˈɑlvərəʃ). ?1460–?1526, Portuguese navigator: discovered and took possession of Brazil for Portugal in 1500.
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