- an early Portuguese coin of gold or silver, bearing the figure of a cross.
Origin of crusado
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Historical Examples of crusado
Hunger, master, is hungry and covetous; therefore the crusado.
cruzado (kruːˈzeɪdəʊ, Portuguese kruˈzɑːdu)
- 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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