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[kroo-sey-doh, -zah-] /kruˈseɪ doʊ, -ˈzɑ-/
noun, plural crusadoes, crusados.
an early Portuguese coin of gold or silver, bearing the figure of a cross.
Also, cruzado.
Origin of crusado
First recorded in 1535-45, crusado is from the Portuguese word cruzado crossed, marked with a cross. See cross, -ate1 Unabridged
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noun (pl) -does, -dos (-dəʊz; Portuguese) (-duʃ)
a former gold or silver coin of Portugal bearing on its reverse the figure of a cross
Word Origin
C16: literally, marked with a cross, from cruzar to bear a cross; see crusade
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