The English Language
Borrowed Words From
Most words that have been borrowed from Portuguese came during the era of Portuguese exploration; these are animals and plants found around the world ("cobra", "flamingo"). Some words are from Brazilian Portuguese ("Bossa Nova").
|Brazilian samba-like dance.
|Hindu hereditary class.
|A poisonous hooded snake. One of many animal / bird words from Portuguese.
|A mixed race or language.
|From the silly appearance of the now extinct flightless bird.
|Large flightless, running Australian bird.
|Tall scarlet wading bird.
|Preserve made from citrus fruit.
|Because dough is kneaded.
|Used in USA. In UK the word 'treacle' is used.
|A 'palaver' is UK slang for an argument.
|A drink named after its town of origin.