engenho

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese engenho (machine; sugar mill), from Old Portuguese engenno, from Latin ingenium. Doublet of engine.

Noun[edit]

engenho (plural engenhos)

  1. (historical) A sugar mill in colonial Brazil.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese engenno, from Latin ingenium.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ẽ.ˈʒe.ɲu/, /ẽ.ˈʒɐ.ɲu/, /ẽ.ˈʒɐj.ɲu/
  • Hyphenation: en‧ge‧nho

Noun[edit]

engenho m (plural engenhos)

  1. ingenuity (the quality of being ingenious)
    Synonym: engenhosidade
  2. astuteness (the quality of being astute)
    Synonyms: astúcia, esperteza
  3. machine (mechanical device)
  4. (obsolete or historical) factory (industrial facility)
    Synonyms: fábrica, usina
  5. sugar mill (machine for pressing out the juice of the sugar cane)
  6. sugar mill (factory that processes sugar cane)
    Synonym: usina
  7. (South Brazil) factory that processes yerba maté leaves

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