Definition of cruzeiro in English:

cruzeiro

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Pronunciation: /kruːˈzɛːrəʊ
 
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noun (plural cruzeiros)

  • The basic monetary unit of Brazil from 1990 to 1993, equal to 100 centavos.
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    • 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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