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

  • A city of northeast Brazil on the Atlantic Ocean south of Natal. First settled in 1535, it was occupied by the Dutch from 1630 to 1654. It is the chief urban center of northeast Brazil and an important transportation hub. Population: 1,500,000.

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  • proper n. State capital of Pernambuco (Brazil).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a port city of northeastern Brazil on the Atlantic


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