1. [ noun ] (government,geography) a republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; Portuguese explorers and colonists in the 15th and 16th centuries created a vast overseas empire (including Brazil)
Synonyms: portuguese_republic
Related terms: European_country European_Economic_Community North_Atlantic_Treaty_Organization common_market Portuguese Europe Iberian_Peninsula Lisbon oporto braga setubal Tagus Lusitania madeira_islands Azores Latin_America Portuguese grand_inquisitor duenna
2. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 17189
Similar spelling:   Portuguese