[kroo-zair-oh; Portuguese kroo-ze-roo]
noun, plural cru·zei·ros [kroo-zair-ohz; Portuguese kroo-ze-roo s] /kruˈzɛər oʊz; Portuguese kruˈzɛ rʊs/.
a monetary unit of Brazil equal to 100 centavos.
Origin of cruzeiro
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noun plural -ros (-rəʊz, Portuguese -ruʃ)
a former monetary unit of Brazil, replaced by the cruzeiro real
Word Origin for cruzeiro
Portuguese: from cruz cross
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