• WordNet 3.6
    • n brazil three-sided tropical American nut with white oily meat and hard brown shell
    • n Brazil the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Brazil is the largest producers of oranges in the world
    • n Brazil A heavy dyewood of the genus Cæsalpinia (C. Sappan), imported from the East, now known as sappanwood (which see).
    • n Brazil A very heavy dywood, from Brazil and other parts of tropical America. The ture brazil-wood is from the leguminous tree Cæsalpinia echinata, but the name is also given to C. peltophoroides. Woods known as peach-wood and lima-wood are said to be from the same species. The wood has a slightly aromatic odor and a bitter-sweet taste. To extract the coloring matter, the wood is finely ground, allowed to ferment in the air, and then boiled in copper cylinders with water. The extract produces purple dyes with salts of iron, and red with salts of alumina. Lakes used by decorators are also made from it, and common red ink is prepared by adding a little alum and acid to a decoction of it. Also spelled brasil.
    • n Brazil Sulphate of iron.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Brazil produces the most oranges in the world
    • n Brazil bra-zil′ usually Brazil′-wood, the hard reddish wood of an East Indian tree, known as sappan, used in dyeing
    • adj Brazil belonging to Brazil
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In literature:

The sand-finch is, however, found in the Brazils.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Map of the Coast of Brazil.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
At the present time, Java is second only to Brazil in coffee production.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
Robert C. Schenck, of Ohio, has been appointed Minister to Brazil, and Hon.
"The International Monthly, Volume 2, No. 4, March, 1851" by Various
We are at this very hour commercially enslaved by England, France, Brazil, and the East.
"Ocean Steam Navigation and the Ocean Post" by Thomas Rainey
The Bob-o-links, in traveling suits, had already left for the prairies of Brazil and Paraguay, by way of Florida and Jamaica.
"Bird Stories" by Edith M. Patch
The trade-wind and continued fine weather brought us rapidly on our way towards Brazil.
"A New Voyage Round the World in the Years 1823, 24, 25, and 26. Vol. 1" by Otto von Kotzebue
After going to Brazil in the "Phoebe," the two officers took passage in a Swedish brig bound for England.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Independence of Brazil 221 July, 1825.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
Boil two ounces Brazil Wood in one pint of Water, let it stand eight hours and then add the two together.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
He next received orders to the sloop-of-war Vandalia, which sailed from Philadelphia in the last days of 1828 for the Brazil station.
"Admiral Farragut" by A. T. Mahan
The largest known foreign deposits occur in Brazil and Russia.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
The following account is given by Dr. Walsh, who accompanied Viscount Strangford, as chaplain, on his embassy to Brazil.
"An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans" by Lydia Maria Child
Walk around Brazil and you have traveled a distance equal to two-thirds of a journey around the globe.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
But Terrero's enmity was pressing upon me, and I had to flee from Brazil.
"The Motor Boat Club and The Wireless" by H. Irving Hancock
In 1908, Brazil's valorization-of-coffee enterprise was saved from disaster by a combination of bankers and the Brazil Government.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
CABRAL, on early cultivation in Brazil, i.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
I shall tell them that here, where the independence of Brazil was born, the spirit of that independence still lives in the youth of Brazil.
"Latin America and the United States" by Elihu Root
We sailed with a cargo of meal to the Brazils.
"Black Diamonds" by Mór Jókai
In any account of the women of Brazil the story of the Amazons should find place.
"Women of America" by John Rouse Larus

In poetry:

I've never sailed the Amazon,
I've never reached Brazil;
But the Don and Magdalena,
They can go there when they will!
"The Beginning Of The Armadilloes" by Rudyard Kipling
And figs that ripened by the sea
In Smyrna, nuts from hot Brazil,
Strange pungent meats from Germany,
And currants from a Grecian hill.
"Delicatessen" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer
We trace its flight by broken chains,
By songs of grateful Labor still;
To-day, in all her holy fanes,
It rings the bells of freed Brazil.
"One Of The Signers" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Out of Egypt unto Troy—
Over Himalaya—
Far and sure our bands have gone—
Hy-Brazil or Babylon,
Islands of the Southern Run,
And Cities of Cathaia!
"A School Song" by Rudyard Kipling
"Weep not, brave lass," the Skipper said;
"Return to you he will;
In hospital he lies abed
In Rio in Brazil;
But though I know he is not dead,
I do not know his ill."
"Breton Wife" by Robert W Service
Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silvery Tay!
That has caused the Emperor of Brazil to leave
His home far away, incognito in his dress,
And view thee ere he passed along en route to Inverness.
"The Railway Bridge of the Silvery Tay" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

As Brazil prepares for the 2014 World Cup, "Outside the Lines" visited the nation to assess its readiness.
Gloria Trevi, Mexico's biggest pop star in the 1990's, has spent the last three years in prison in Brazil.
Brazil blanks Chile, 3-0, with multi- faceted attack.
EPA Robinho delivered the knockout blow in Brazil's 3-0 win over Chile.
Well, shame on all of those (including myself) who thought Brazil wasn't playing typical up-tempo soccer this Cup.
She was brought up in Brazil, but her origins are Norwegian and she doesn't speak much English.
Birth rate plummets in Brazil.
Like so many young families throughout Brazil, Ricardo Pires and Fabiana Oliveiro plan to only have one child together in order to provide a better life for their newborn son, Arthur.
Brazil OKs in vitro fertilization for gay couples.
RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil's national association of doctors has approved new rules for in vitro fertilization that let same-sex couples and single people qualify for the process.
Owens Corning recently announced its decision to divest its fiberglass reinforcements plant in Capivari, Brazil.
Brazil gang's slaughter of police sparks fightback .
Military police stand on a hill overlooking Brasilandia -- a shantytown in northern Sao Paulo, Brazil -- during an anti-gang raid.
Brazil police hunt cop killers.
TWO of Latin America's three biggest economies, Brazil and Argentina, are headed by women (see article and article).

In science:

This may correspond to the influence of a colonial power; indeed in France today most people speak French as a result of the Roman conquest of more than two millennia ago, and in Brazil many of the native languages have become extinct in the last five centuries since the Portuguese arrived there.
Birth, survival and death of languages by Monte Carlo simulation
The other proposals that are being considered include ANGRA in Brazil , Daya Bay in China , and RENO in South Korea .
The (3+2) Neutrino Mass Spectrum and Double Chooz
As examples, Spain is connected with the Spanish speaking countries in South America, Germany links to Turkey, Portugal to Brazil, and China to Korea.
Planetary-Scale Views on an Instant-Messaging Network
Countries with most of the users (US, Brazil) tend to have smaller fraction of population using Messenger.
Planetary-Scale Views on an Instant-Messaging Network
The two joint expeditions to Sobral, Brazil, and the island of Principe, West Africa, sent to observe the 1919 solar eclipse, very nearly didn’t happen at all though.
Some Comments on the Tests of General Relativity
In Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Optimization (ENGOPT), Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 2008.
Approximation of a Maximum-Submodular-Coverage problem involving spectral functions, with application to Experimental Design
A. C. V. V. de Siqueira ∗ Departamento de Educa¸c˜ao Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco 52.171-900, Recife, PE, Brazil.
Mapping and Embedding of Two Metrics Associated with Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and Ordinary Matter
This work was done during a visit of the second author to the Instituto de Ciˆencias Matem´aticas e de Computa¸c˜ao, Universidade de S˜ao Paulo, in So Carlos, Brazil, and a visit of the first author to Sun Yat-Sen University, Ghangzhou, China.
On the structural stability of planar quasihomogeneous polynomial vector fields
This work is partially realized at UFG/Brazil as a part of pro ject number 35799.
Bifurcations of Non Smooth Vector Fields on $\R^2$ by Geometric Singular Perturbations
One of the authors (SdL) also thanks the Department of Physics, University of Salento (Lecce, Italy), for the hospitality and the FAPESP (Brazil) for financial support by the Grant No. 10/02213-3.
Graphene tests of Klein phenomena
Sc. degrees in Statistics from the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil, and he is currently a doctorate student in Statistics at the same University.
Hypothesis Testing in Speckled Data with Stochastic Distances
Sc. degree was in Applied Mathematics (Statistics) from the Instituto de Matem ´atica Pura e Aplicada (Rio de Janeiro) and his Ph.D. degree was in Applied Computing from the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (S ˜ao Jos ´e dos Campos, Brazil).
Hypothesis Testing in Speckled Data with Stochastic Distances
He is currently with the Instituto de Computac¸ ˜ao, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Macei ´o, Brazil.
Hypothesis Testing in Speckled Data with Stochastic Distances
Thus, it is hard to predict what the post cards will look like next year at FPCP 2013 in Buzios, Brazil.
FPCP 2012 Summary Talk on Experiments
This correlation, first observed by the Japan-Brazil collaboration in cosmic ray emulsion chambers, has been confirmed by collider experiments[8 ].
Blois V: Summary Talk