from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An old Portuguese coin of gold or silver having a cross pictured on the reverse.
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- n. Obsolete spelling of cruzado.
- n. Crusade
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An old Portuguese coin, worth about seventy cents.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A crusade.
- n. A bull issued by the pope urging a crusade, promising immediate entrance into heaven to those who died in the service, and many indulgences to those who survived.
- n. A money and coin of Portugal. The old crusado, now a mere name, was 400 reis, or 43 United States cents.
Portuguese, from past participle of cruzar, to mark with a cross, from cruz, cross, from Latin crux, cruc-.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)