I know the name given to certain words related to foreign languages:

  • "Anglicismo", taken from English (e.g. "troca" for "truck")
  • "Galicismo", taken from French ("garage")
  • ...

But now I'm wondering: Is there a name given to words taken from Portuguese?

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Wikipedia gives 'lusitanismo' and 'portuguesismo' and lists some examples:

bandeja, biombo, buzo, carambola, caramelo, catre, chubasco, mejillón, mermelada, ostra, sargazo, carabela, almeja, barullo, menina, moho, paria, sarao, vitola

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    También lusismo.
    – jacobo
    Feb 6, 2021 at 22:46
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    Almeja is a nice example. One would suspect an Arabic origin like so many Spanish word beginning with al, but no: it probably stems from the Portugese ameijoa. Feb 12, 2021 at 10:55

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