[suh-rah-doh; Portuguese si-rah-doo]
noun, plural cer·ra·dos [suh-rah-dohz; Portuguese si-rah-doo s] /səˈrɑ doʊz; Portuguese sɪˈrɑ dʊs/. Ecology.
a type of plains community characterized by vegetation ranging from tropical broadleaf woodlands to scrublands, occurring in extensive areas of Brazil.
Origin of cerrado
< Brazilian Portuguese; Portuguese: noun use of cerrado thick, dense, literally, shut, past participle of cerrar to close < Vulgar Latin *serrāre; c in Portuguese, Spanish perhaps by association with cercar to enclose, surround
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Historical Examples of cerrado
But the ruler Cerrado condemned (the Castilians), for he did what was right.The Annals of the Cakchiquels
Daniel G. Brinton