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Porto Rico

[pawr-tuh ree-koh, pohr-]
  1. former official name (until 1932) of Puerto Rico.
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Related formsPorto Rican, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples

  • She was doubtless brewing herself a quiet cup with my best Porto-Rico, which I do not allow her to use.

    A Roman Singer

    F. Marion Crawford

  • The said Island of Porto-rico is pretty agreeable, although it is a little mountainous, as the following figure shows.

  • On leaving Porto-rico our general divided our galleons into three squadrons.

British Dictionary definitions for porto rico

Porto Rico

  1. the former name (until 1932) of Puerto Rico
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