Definition of provedore in US English:

provedore

(also providore, provedor)

noun

  • 1A chief officer; a commander, governor, overseer; specifically = proveditor. Now chiefly historical.

  • 2A purveyor, caterer, steward; = proveditor.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Hakluyt (?1552–1616), geographer. Partly from Portuguese provedor, and partly from Spanish proveedor, † provedor. Compare provider.

Pronunciation

provedore

/ˌprɒvɪˈdɔː/