from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of eastern Brazil on the Atlantic Ocean south of Natal. First settled in 1535, it is the chief urban center of eastern Brazil and an important transportation hub.

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  • proper noun State capital of Pernambuco (Brazil).

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  • noun a port city of northeastern Brazil on the Atlantic


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