charneca

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown, possibly from Vulgar Latin *cerrica, from cerrus (Turkey oak), via Mozarabic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

charneca f (plural charnecas)

  1. heathland (tract of scrubland habitats characterised by open, low growing woody vegetation)
    • 1930, Florbela Espanca, Charneca em Flor:
      Olhos a arder em êxtases de amor, / Boca a saber a sol, a fruto, a mel: / Sou a charneca rude a abrir em flor!
      (please add an English translation of this quote)