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cruzado

[ kroo-zey-doh; Portuguese kroo-zah-doo ]

noun

, plural cru·za·does, cru·za·dos.


cruzado

/ kruˈzɑːdu; kruːˈzeɪdəʊ /

noun

  1. a former standard monetary unit of Brazil, replaced by the cruzeiro
  2. another name for crusado


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cruzado1

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

There is much lac here, worth half a cruzado the frazila, and an extensive manufacture of cotton cloths.

The frazila of white benzoin is worth three cruzados, of black only a cruzado and a half.

The Cruzado seemed to enter into the spirit of the chase, and in the present instance went off at a fast canter towards the hills.

Also a coin equal to two Spanish reals or twenty Portuguese reis, or ten of which made a cruzado.

The Portuguese cruzado was nearly the equivalent of the Spanish ducat.

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