cruzeiro

cruzeiro

[kroo-zair-oh; Portuguese kroo-ze-roo]
noun, plural cruzeiros [kroo-zair-ohz; Portuguese kroo-ze-roos] .
a monetary unit of Brazil equal to 100 centavos.

Origin:
1925–30; < Portuguese, equivalent to cruz cross + -eiro < Latin -ārius -ary

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cruzeiro (kruːˈzɛərəʊ, Portuguese kruˈzeiru)
 
n , pl -ros
a former monetary unit of Brazil, replaced by the cruzeiro real
 
[Portuguese: from cruzcross]

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