reis

[reys; Portuguese reys]
plural noun, singular re·al [rey-ahl; Portuguese re-ahl] /reɪˈɑl; Portuguese rɛˈɑl/.
  1. a former money of account of Portugal and Brazil.
Compare milreis.

Origin of reis

1545–55; < Portuguese, plural of real real2
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Examples from the Web for reis

Historical Examples of reis

  • A testone is also a current coin in Portugal, consisting of 100 reis.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • The Portuguese pennies, or reis (pronounced rays), are prodigious.

    The Innocents Abroad

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • They count it in reis at a thousand to the dollar, and this makes them rich and contented.

    The Innocents Abroad

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • Madame de Bourke had some trust in the Dutch Reis, renegade though he was.

    A Modern Telemachus

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • Soundings were made, and presently the Reis decided on anchoring.

    A Modern Telemachus

    Charlotte M. Yonge