Definition of cruzeiro in English:

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cruzeiro

Pronunciation: /kruːˈzɛːrəʊ/

noun (plural cruzeiros)

The basic monetary unit of Brazil from 1990 to 1993, equal to 100 centavos.
Example sentences
  • To add further to the experience, two local cowboys on horseback, clearly in search of a few cruzeiros themselves, offered their horses to us for rides around the square.
  • The counterfeit cruzeiro substitutes a photo-derived image of a Brazilian Indian on one side, and on the reverse an image understood to represent a psychiatric patient, symbolic of the marginalized and oppressed.
  • With the Cedula Project, cruzeiro banknotes and American dollars were rubber-stamped with messages and returned to circulation.

Origin

Portuguese, literally 'large cross'.

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