carioca

noun
ca·ri·o·ca | \ˌka-rē-ˈō-kə \

Definition of carioca 

1 capitalized : a native or resident of Rio de Janeiro

2a : a variation of the samba

b : the music for this dance

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The ingredients to make carioca are chocolate, nuts, sponge cake and glaze. Lisa Zapalac, Houston Chronicle, "Prime property: Carlton Woods custom highlights pool, outdoor living areas," 2 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of carioca

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for carioca

Brazilian Portuguese

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