[ kroo-sey-doh, -zah- ]
/ kruˈseɪ doʊ, -ˈzɑ- /

noun, plural cru·sa·does, cru·sa·dos.

an early Portuguese coin of gold or silver, bearing the figure of a cross.

Nearby words

  1. crus of fornix,
  2. crus of penis,
  3. crusade,
  4. crusader,
  5. crusades,
  6. cruse,
  7. crush,
  8. crush bar,
  9. crush barrier,
  10. crush syndrome

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 Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for crusado


cruzado (kruːˈzeɪdəʊ, Portuguese kruˈzɑːdu)

/ (kruːˈseɪdəʊ) /

noun plural -does or -dos (-dəʊz, Portuguese -duʃ)

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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