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Etymology

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From Old Tupi kuri'ma.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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curimã f or (less common) m (plural curimãs)

  1. (Northeast Brazil, North Brazil) flathead mullet (Mugil cephalus)
    • 1949, Dorival Caymmi (lyrics and music), “O Vento”:
      Vento que dá na vela
      Vela que leva o barco
      Barco que leva a gente
      Gente que leva o peixe
      Peixe que dá dinheiro, Curimã
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)

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