There are 2 definitions of Brazil in English:

Brazil1

Syllabification: Bra·zil
Pronunciation: /brəˈzil
 
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The largest country in South America, in the east-central part of the continent, on the Atlantic Ocean; population 198,739,300 (est. 2009); capital, Brasilia; official language, Portuguese. Portuguese name Brasil.

Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world. Previously inhabited in large part by Tupi and Guarani peoples, Brazil was colonized by the Portuguese, who imported large numbers of slaves from West Africa to work on sugar plantations. The country was proclaimed an independent empire in 1822 and became a republic after the overthrow of the monarchy in 1889

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There are 2 definitions of Brazil in English:

Brazil2

Syllabification: Bra·zil
Pronunciation: /brəˈzil
 
/
(also brazil)

noun

1 (also Brazil nut) A large three-sided nut with an edible kernel, several of which grow inside a large woody capsule. Brazil nuts grow on a South American forest tree, and most are harvested in the wild.
  • Bertholletia excelsa, family Lecythidaceae
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  • Other foods to stay clear of are tree nuts (such as almonds, cashews, Brazils, hazelnuts and walnuts), sesame seeds, fish, shellfish, eggs and dairy produce.
  • Nut and raisin mixes (homemade with unsalted cashews, hazelnuts, Brazils, pecans and a few chocolate chips to make it more exciting) are filling snacks.
  • Almonds, walnuts, cashews and Brazils are widely used in many foods.
2 (also Brazil wood) A hard red wood obtained from a tropical tree and from which dyes may be obtained.
  • Genus Caesalpinia, family Leguminosae: several species
More example sentences
  • Many were impossible for Huguette to do by herself, such as the engraving of a cross in rock-hard Brazil wood or the levitation of crosses and relics by invisible means.
  • Brazil wood is great to reduce sugar in the blood and remove gallstones from the kidneys.

Origin

Middle English ( (sense 2)): from medieval Latin brasilium. The South American country Brazil (see Brazil1) takes its name from the wood.

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