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milreis

[mil-reys; Portuguese meel-reys] /ˈmɪlˌreɪs; Portuguese milˈreɪs/
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
1580-1590
1580-90; < Portuguese: a thousand reis. See milli-, reis
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milreis

/ˈmɪlˌreɪs; Portuguese milˈrɛiʃ/
noun (pl) -reis
1.
a former monetary unit of Portugal and Brazil, divided into 1000 reis
Word Origin
C16: from Portuguese, from mil thousand + réis, pl of real royal
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