[ guhl-ee-wosh-er, -waw-sher ]
/ ˈgʌl iˌwɒʃ ər, -ˌwɔ ʃər /
noun Chiefly Midland and Western U.S.
a usually short, heavy rainstorm.
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
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