[pat-uh s; Portuguese pah-too s]
- La·go·a dos [luh-gaw-uh doo s] /ləˈgɔ ə dʊs/, a lagoon on the Atlantic Coast in SE Brazil: Pôrto Alegre is on the lagoon. About 150 miles (240 km) long and 30 miles (48 km) wide.
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Examples from the Web for patos
His principal hacienda was at Patos, but he had others, as at Parras and Bonanza.The Colonization of North America
Herbert Eugene Bolton
We dropped in here, across the Patos, to get a couple of men or so.
One day a fine young fellow named Magesa, a chief's son of the Patos tribe, came to me, pulling a long face.Ten Years in India
The Patos Mountains, across the valley, seemed so close that one might lay his hand upon them.