Definition of cruzado in English:


Syllabification: cru·za·do
Pronunciation: /krəˈzädō

noun (plural cruzados)

The basic monetary unit of Brazil from 1988 to 1990, equal to 100 centavos.
More example sentences
  • Many of these stamped cruzados are still in circulation.
  • At about 15 cruzados per ounce, the annual deliveries of musk during the period exceded 200,000 cruzados' worth.


from Portuguese cruzado, crusado 'marked with the cross'.

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