Portuguese Definition

pôrchə-gēz, -gēs
adjective
Of Portugal or its people, language, or culture.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
lusitanian
noun
A native or inhabitant of Portugal.
American Heritage
A person born or living in Portugal.
Webster's New World
The Romance language spoken chiefly in Portugal and Brazil.
Webster's New World

Origin of Portuguese

  • Portuguese português from Vulgar Latin portugalēnsis ultimately from Late Latin Portus Cale , the ancient port of Gaya (Oporto)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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