[reys; Portuguese reys]
- a former money of account of Portugal and Brazil.
Origin of reis
1545–55; < Portuguese, plural of real real2
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Examples from the Web for reis
A testone is also a current coin in Portugal, consisting of 100 reis.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
The Portuguese pennies, or reis (pronounced rays), are prodigious.
They count it in reis at a thousand to the dollar, and this makes them rich and contented.
Madame de Bourke had some trust in the Dutch Reis, renegade though he was.
Soundings were made, and presently the Reis decided on anchoring.