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Recife

[ruh-see-fuh] /rəˈsi fə/
noun
1.
a seaport in and the capital of Pernambuco province, in NE Brazil.
Formerly Pernambuco.

Pernambuco

[pur-nuh m-byoo-koh, -boo-; Portuguese per-nahm-boo-koo] /ˌpɜr nəmˈbyu koʊ, -ˈbu-; Portuguese ˌpɛr nɑmˈbu kʊ/
noun
1.
a state in NE Brazil. 38,000 sq. mi. (98,420 sq. km).
Capital: Recife.
2.
former name of Recife.
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  • Not only has this paper been continued since, but others are now published in Recife.

  • He was the first Brazilian rabbi, settling probably at Recife.

  • These surrounded and captured Recife, and the English found themselves masters of a large amount of booty.

    South America W. H. Koebel
  • First the town of Olinda, and then the neighbouring town of Recife, were captured, after very severe fighting.

    South America W. H. Koebel
  • The neglected fortresses were easily taken, and soon the Dutch held no place, but the Recife.

British Dictionary definitions for Recife

Recife

/rɛˈsiːfə/
noun
1.
a port at the easternmost point of Brazil on the Atlantic: capital of Pernambuco state; built partly on an island, with many waterways and bridges. Pop: 3 527 000 (2005 est) Former name Pernambuco

Pernambuco

/ˌpɜːnəmˈbjuːkəʊ; Portuguese pernəmˈbuku/
noun
1.
a state of NE Brazil, on the Atlantic: consists of a humid coastal plain rising to a high inland plateau. Capital: Recife. Pop: 8 084 667 (2002). Area: 98 280 sq km (37 946 sq miles)
2.
the former name of Recife
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