Brazil definitions

brə-zĭl'
A country of eastern South America. The largest country in the continent, it was ruled by Portugal from 1500 to 1822, when it became a separate empire ruled by Pedro I, son of King John VI of Portugal. A republic was established in 1889. Brasília has been the capital since 1960; São Paulo is the largest city.
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A red or blue dye from this wood.
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Country in central & NE South America, on the Atlantic: declared independence from Portugal (1822): 3,286,488 sq mi (8,511,965 sq km); cap. Brasília.
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A Brazil nut.

I picked up a handful of brazils from the bowl.

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A large Portuguese-speaking country in South America. Capital: Brasilia. Official name: Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil).
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Origin of brazil

Origin disputed. Either from Old Irish Hy-Brasil or Portuguese brasil (“red like an ember”).