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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northeastern Brazil, a suburb of Recife on the Atlantic Ocean. It was founded in 1537 as a colonial capital and held by the Dutch from 1630 to 1654. Population: 377,000.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sort of hunting-knife made at Olinda in Brazil.

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