Portuguese


Portuguese
/pawr'cheuh geez", -gees", pohr'-; pawr"cheuh geez', -gees', pohr"-/, adj., n., pl. Portuguese.
adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Portugal, its inhabitants, or their language.
n.
2. a native or inhabitant of Portugal.
3. a Romance language spoken in Portugal, Brazil, and a few countries of Africa. Abbr.: Pg, Pg.
[1580-90; < Pg português, Sp portugués; see PORTUGAL, -ESE]

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(as used in expressions)
Portuguese Republic
Portuguese man of war

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