crusado

crusado

[kroo-sey-doh, -zah-]
noun, plural crusadoes, crusados.
an early Portuguese coin of gold or silver, bearing the figure of a cross.
Also, cruzado.


Origin:
1535–45; < Portuguese cruzado crossed, marked with a cross. See cross, -ate1

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crusado or Portuguese cruzado (kruːˈseɪdəʊ, kruːˈzeɪdəʊ, kruˈzɑːdu)
 
n , pl -does, -dos
a former gold or silver coin of Portugal bearing on its reverse the figure of a cross
 
[C16: literally, marked with a cross, from cruzar to bear a cross; see crusade]
 
cruzado or Portuguese cruzado (kruːˈseɪdəʊ, kruːˈzeɪdəʊ, kruˈzɑːdu, -dəʊz, -duʃ)
 
n
 
[C16: literally, marked with a cross, from cruzar to bear a cross; see crusade]

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