Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A unit of currency formerly used in Brazil.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The monetary unit of Brazil from 1942 to 1986 and 1990 to 1993.

Etymologies

Portuguese, from cruz, cross (from the figure on the coin), from Latin crux.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Portuguese cruzeiro (literally "large cross"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One hundred cruzeiro bills were the smallest you usually ever saw; this were worth about 30 cents, and were called "contos".

    BRASIL AS A GIRL

  • Anyhow, even with some 1000 cruzeiro notes (worth about $3), but mostly in contos, the pay for Suliadora was a multitude of stacks of bills, bundled together with rubber bands.

    BRASIL AS A GIRL

  • And the currency was so devalued that the monetary unit, a cruzeiro, was not even worth a penny.

    BRASIL AS A GIRL

  • Stop my dear friends and think just for a second, cruzeiro has a triple crown, that's undeniable.

    Cruzeiro Esporte Clube kits 2007/08 Brazilian Serie-A

  • In a older post the fans of cruzeiro and atlético were arguing, who is the best and all that stuff.

    Cruzeiro Esporte Clube kits 2007/08 Brazilian Serie-A

  • Brazil's mandate to push for growth at any and all costs had driven the cruzeiro into the gutter.

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  • The monetary unit is the cruzeiro and the official exchange rate in terms of the United States dollar has been 18.82 cr. to the $1. for many years.

    Modern Brazil

  • Spotted on 101GG Share/Save/Bookmark Categories: Football videos, South America Tags: cruzeiro, football funny, ...

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  • Um belo cruzeiro!!!!, dependendo de qual. esse com certeza nao esta nesta lista LINK DO 2º VIDEO: www. youtube.com

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  • Um belo cruzeiro!!!!, dependendo de qual. esse com certeza nao esta nesta lista LINK DO 2º

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