cruzeiro

[ kroo-zair-oh; Portuguese kroo-ze-roo ]

noun,plural cru·zei·ros [kroo-zair-ohz; Portuguese kroo-ze-roos]. /kruˈzɛər oʊz; Portuguese kruˈzɛ rʊs/.
  1. a monetary unit of Brazil equal to 100 centavos.

Origin of cruzeiro

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1925–30; <Portuguese, equivalent to cruzcross + -eiro<Latin -ārius-ary

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British Dictionary definitions for cruzeiro

cruzeiro

/ (kruːˈzɛərəʊ, Portuguese kruˈzeiru) /


nounplural -ros (-rəʊz, Portuguese -ruʃ)
  1. a former monetary unit of Brazil, replaced by the cruzeiro real

Origin of cruzeiro

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Portuguese: from cruz cross

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