Place Name BRAZIL

TYPE: Country
OTHER SCRIPTS: Бразил (Serbian)
PRONOUNCED: brə-ZIL (English)  [details]

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.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Brazilië (Dutch), Brésil (French), Brasilien (German), Brasile (Italian), Brasil (Portuguese)
Entry updated December 8, 2017