English words that have origins in Portuguese!!!!

Yes, there are several!!!

Cobra
the word for cobra is actually a Portuguese loan word.
Cobra is the short form for cobra-de-capelo, which means “snake with a hood.”

Breeze
The word breeze in English comes from the Portuguese word briza, which means “northeastern wind.”

Banana
Did you know that our word for banana comes from a Portuguese word of African origin?

Albino
The word for albino comes from the Portuguese word albino, meaning “white”.

Caramel
The word for caramel in English comes from the Portuguese caramelo, which means the same thing.

Labrador
Labrador comes from the Portuguese explorer, Joao Fernandes Lavrador.
His last name, Lavrador, means “landowner or farmer”.

Do you remember any others? There are so much more!!!

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Zebra.
Our friend zebra is Portuguese for sure. I mean, not Portuguese, because there aren’t many around here, but the the English name came from our language.

Mosquito.
Basically, it is a small fly, a mosquito, and so it is in Portuguese, in English - and in Spanish… It must be said that there are many words whose Iberian origin becomes diffuse: they can be of Portuguese or Spanish origin.

Albatross.
Back to animals, we have this beautiful bird whose name is Portuguese, even when we speak English.