Brazil
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Place Name BRAZIL
TYPE: Country
USAGE: English
Meaning & History
From the name of a type of tree, called pau-brasil in Portuguese (brazilwood in English). It may ultimately derive from Portuguese brasa meaning "ember". This is the name of a country in South America.
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OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Brazilië (Dutch), Brésil (French), Brasilien (German), Brasile (Italian), Brasil (Portuguese)