cruzeiro

[ kroo-zair-oh; Portuguese kroo-ze-roo ]
/ kruˈzɛər oʊ; Portuguese kruˈzɛ rʊ /

noun, plural cru·zei·ros [kroo-zair-ohz; Portuguese kroo-ze-roos]. /kruˈzɛər oʊz; Portuguese kruˈzɛ rʊs/.

a monetary unit of Brazil equal to 100 centavos.

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Origin of cruzeiro

1925–30; <Portuguese, equivalent to cruzcross + -eiro<Latin -ārius-ary
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British Dictionary definitions for cruzeiro

cruzeiro
/ (kruːˈzɛərəʊ, Portuguese kruˈzeiru) /

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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