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nounplural noun cruzeiros
The basic monetary unit of Brazil from 1990 to 1993, equal to 100 centavos.‘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.’
- ‘But I did have a few leftover cruzeiro notes from the previous trip, for I was living, socializing, and eating with the Army and in the U.S. expediter's quarters.’
Portuguese, literally ‘large cross’.
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