São Gonçalo

geographical name
\ ˌsau̇ŋ-gōⁿ-ˈsä-lü How to pronounce São Gonçalo (audio) \

Definition of São Gonçalo

 (Entry 1 of 2)

city of southeastern Brazil on the eastern side of Guanabara Bay opposite Rio de Janeiro population 999,500

goncalo alves

noun
gon·​ca·​lo al·​ves | \ gənˌsalōˈalvə̇s\

Definition of goncalo alves (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a tall tropical American timber tree (Astronium fraxinifolium) of the family Anacardiaceae that is especially abundant in eastern Brazil
2 : the hard strong durable heavy wood of the goncalo alves that has a straight grain and dark stripes on a yellowish to pinkish ground and is widely used for veneer, fine furniture, and heavy construction where its durability is important

called also kingwood, zebrawood

History and Etymology for São Gonçalo

Noun

Portuguese gonçalo-alves

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