a tax levied by a state on the extraction and use of a natural product, as coal, that is sold outside the state or during a certain period.
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 bird names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Words nearby severance tax
Origin of severance tax
First recorded in 1925–30
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