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cruzeiro

[kroo-zair-oh; Portuguese kroo-ze-roo] /kruˈzɛər oʊ; Portuguese kruˈzɛ rʊ/
noun, plural cruzeiros
[kroo-zair-ohz; Portuguese kroo-ze-roo s] /kruˈzɛər oʊz; Portuguese kruˈzɛ rʊs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a monetary unit of Brazil equal to 100 centavos.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; < Portuguese, equivalent to cruz cross + -eiro < Latin -ārius -ary
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cruzeiro

/kruːˈzɛərəʊ; Portuguese kruˈzeiru/
noun (pl) -ros (-rəʊz; Portuguese) (-ruʃ)
1.
a former monetary unit of Brazil, replaced by the cruzeiro real
Word Origin
Portuguese: from cruzcross
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