This feature is designed to spark your interest in researching the world of capoeira's vocabulary, history, and philosophy.

Our  Capoeira Wiki-Word series invites you to research the word of     the week  and post your definition(s) and translations. At the end of     each week,  the entries will be reviewed and then summarized into a     translation and a  definition of the Capoeira Wiki-Word of the week.

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This week's Capoeira Wiki-Word is:

Couro Grosso


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Literally translated from Portuguese, couro grosso means "thick leather," but there is mre to it than that.

It can mean a thick skin, a way of saying being tough or courageous. 

The vaqueiros in the south of Brasil wore all leather clothing when they would go out to work the cattle land because of the dense vegetation that was full of spines and stickers.