milreis

[mil-reys; Portuguese meel-reys]
noun, plural mil·reis.
  1. a silver coin and former monetary unit of Brazil, equal to 1000 reis, discontinued in 1942.
  2. a gold coin and former monetary unit of Portugal, equal to 1000 reis, discontinued in 1910.

Origin of milreis

1580–90; < Portuguese: a thousand reis. See milli-, reis
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milreis

noun plural -reis
  1. a former monetary unit of Portugal and Brazil, divided into 1000 reis

Word Origin for milreis

C16: from Portuguese, from mil thousand + réis, pl of real royal
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