mirim

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Tupi.

Adjective[edit]

mirim ‎(plural mirins, comparable)

  1. (Brazil, usually in compound animal names) tiny, little, wee

Usage notes[edit]

Mirim is usually used with other words of Tupi origin, such as tamanduá.

Noun[edit]

mirim m (plural mirins)

  1. (Brazil) any small, stingless bee, especially those of the genus Plebeia

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