milreis

milreis

[mil-reys; Portuguese meel-reys]
noun, plural milreis.
1.
a silver coin and former monetary unit of Brazil, equal to 1000 reis, discontinued in 1942.
2.
a gold coin and former monetary unit of Portugal, equal to 1000 reis, discontinued in 1910.

Origin:
1580–90; < Portuguese: a thousand reis. See milli-, reis

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milreis (ˈmɪlˌreɪs, Portuguese milˈrɛiʃ)
 
n , pl -reis
a former monetary unit of Portugal and Brazil, divided into 1000 reis
 
[C16: from Portuguese, from mil thousand + réis, pl of real royal]

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