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crusado

[ kroo-sey-doh, -zah- ]

noun

, plural cru·sa·does, cru·sa·dos.
  1. an early Portuguese coin of gold or silver, bearing the figure of a cross.


crusado

/ kruːˈseɪdəʊ; kruˈzɑːdu; kruːˈzeɪdəʊ /

noun

  1. a former gold or silver coin of Portugal bearing on its reverse the figure of a cross


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Word History and Origins

Origin of crusado1

First recorded in 1535–45, crusado is from the Portuguese word cruzado crossed, marked with a cross. See cross, -ate 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of crusado1

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

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Example Sentences

Hunger, master, is hungry and covetous; therefore the crusado.

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