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vaqueiro

PortugueseEdit

vaqueiros

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Vaca (cow) +‎ -eiro (-eer), from Old Portuguese vaca, from Latin vacca (cow); cf. also Vulgar Latin *vaccārius. Compare Spanish vaquero, Catalan vaquer, French vacher, Italian vaccaio, Romanian văcar.

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vaqueiro m (plural vaqueiros, feminine vaqueira, feminine plural vaqueiras)

  1. cowboy (person who tends cattle)
  2. (Brazil) shiny cowbird (Molothrus bonariensis, a New World passerine bird)

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