There are 2 definitions of Pernambuco in English:

Pernambuco

Line breaks: Per¦nam|buco
Pronunciation: /ˌpəːnamˈbuːkuː
 
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  • 1A state of eastern Brazil, on the Atlantic coast; capital, Recife.
  • 1.1 former name for Recife.

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There are 2 definitions of Pernambuco in English:

pernambuco

Line breaks: per¦nam|buco
Pronunciation: /ˌpəːnamˈbuːkəʊ
 
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(also pernambuco wood)

noun

[mass noun]
  • The hard reddish timber of a Brazilian tree, used for making violin bows and as a source of red dye.
    • The tree is Caesalpinia echinata, family Leguminosae
    More example sentences
    • Modern bows are made of pernambuco, but as this becomes increasingly expensive and difficult to obtain some makers are experimenting with carbon fibre and other synthetics.
    • Although Custom outfits are available, the standard outfit includes a R.A. Meinel pernambuco bow.

Origin

late 16th century: from the name of the Brazilian state Pernambuco.

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Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea