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Recife

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

Pernambuco

[pur-nuh m-byoo-koh, -boo-; Portuguese per-nahm-boo-koo]
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

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
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Pernambuco

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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