Definition of cruzado in English:

cruzado

noun

  • The basic monetary unit of Brazil from 1988 to 1990, equal to 100 centavos.

    • ‘At about 15 cruzados per ounce, the annual deliveries of musk during the period exceded 200,000 cruzados' worth.’
    • ‘Many of these stamped cruzados are still in circulation.’

Origin

From Portuguese cruzado, crusado ‘marked with the cross’.

Pronunciation

cruzado

/krəˈzädō/