[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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for patos

Historical Examples of patos

  • His principal hacienda was at Patos, but he had others, as at Parras and Bonanza.

  • We dropped in here, across the Patos, to get a couple of men or so.

    Heart's Desire

    Emerson Hough

  • 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

    W.J.D. Gould

  • The Patos Mountains, across the valley, seemed so close that one might lay his hand upon them.

    Heart's Desire

    Emerson Hough