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Porto Rico

[pawr-tuh ree-koh, pohr-] /ˈpɔr tə ˈri koʊ, ˈpoʊr-/
noun
1.
former official name (until 1932) of Puerto Rico.
Related forms
Porto Rican, adjective, noun
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  • "It is still, but not as it once was," the porto rican answered.

    The Boy With the U.S. Census Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • A long series of them might be compiled within the period between the Chicago fire and the porto rican hurricane.

  • A party then went ashore and pulled down the Spanish flag from the blockhouse—the first trophy of war from porto rican soil.

    The Greater Republic Charles Morris
  • porto rican leaf possesses many of the qualities of good Havana leaf, and like the latter is used in cigar manufacture.

    Tobacco Leaves W. A. Brennan
  • Further particulars regarding Cuban and porto rican leaf will be given in the chapters concerning cigars.

    Tobacco Leaves W. A. Brennan
  • porto rican leaf has a fine flavor, but is not popular because of its dark color.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway
  • If gambling is a sin, let he who is without sin throw the first stone into a porto rican cock fight.

  • "There's just as much savagery—of a kind—right in the heart of civilization," said the porto rican.

    The Boy With the U.S. Census Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • But no sooner had the Bureau official gone than the porto rican came forward.

    The Boy With the U.S. Census Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • So we shall welcome the porto rican neighbours near our doorway into our nation's family.

    Our Little Porto Rican Cousin Mary Hazelton Wade
British Dictionary definitions for porto rican

Porto Rican

/ˈpɔːtə ˈriːkən/
adjective, noun
1.
a former name for Puerto Rican

Porto Rico

/ˈpɔːtə ˈriːkəʊ/
noun
1.
the former name (until 1932) of Puerto Rico
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