Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A former currency of Portugal.
  • n. A former currency of Brazil.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Portuguese money of account rated in the treasury department of the United States at one dollar and eight cents; also, a Brazilian money of account rated at fifty-four cents and six mills (1913).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Portuguese unit of money, equivalent to 1,000 reis, and worth about $1.08.
  • n. A Brazilian unit of money, equal to about 55 United State cents.

Etymologies

Portuguese mil reis, i. e., one thousand reis; mil a thousand + reis, plural of real a rei. (Wiktionary)

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