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Rio de Janeiro

literally "January River," named by explorer Amerigo Vespucci because he discovered it on Jan. 1, 1502, and so called because he incorrectly thought the bay was the estuary of a large river. See January.

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Definitions of Rio de Janeiro from WordNet

Rio de Janeiro (n.)
the former capital and 2nd largest city of Brazil; chief Brazilian port; famous as a tourist attraction;
Synonyms: Rio
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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