from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An Afro-Brazilian dance form that incorporates self-defense maneuvers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A martial art developed in Brazil.
Portuguese, from earlier *capon, capon, from Vulgar Latin *cappō, *cappōn-, from Latin cāpō, cāpōn-.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Portuguese capoeira, of uncertain etymology. (Wiktionary)