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milreis

[ mil-reys; Portuguese meel-reys ]
/ ˈmɪlˌreɪs; Portuguese milˈreɪs /
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noun, plural mil·reis.

a silver coin and former monetary unit of Brazil, equal to 1000 reis, discontinued in 1942.
a gold coin and former monetary unit of Portugal, equal to 1000 reis, discontinued in 1910.

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Origin of milreis

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

milreis
/ (ˈmɪlˌreɪs, Portuguese milˈrɛiʃ) /

noun plural -reis

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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