crusado

[kroo-sey-doh, -zah-]
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
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crusado

cruzado (kruːˈzeɪdəʊ, Portuguese kruˈzɑːdu)

noun plural -does or -dos (-dəʊz, Portuguese -duʃ)
  1. a former gold or silver coin of Portugal bearing on its reverse the figure of a cross

Word Origin for crusado

C16: literally, marked with a cross, from cruzar to bear a cross; see crusade
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