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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.

Etymologies

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)

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