Meaning of cruzado in English:


Pronunciation /kruːˈzɑːdəʊ/

nounplural noun cruzados

  • 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.’


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