pororoca

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Tupian word meaning great destructive noise.

Noun[edit]

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pororoca (plural pororocas)

  1. a tidal flood especially at the mouth of the Amazon River that regularly or occasionally rushes with a roaring noise into the river and proceeds in one or more waves that often present a very abrupt front of considerable height.

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