Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An old Portuguese coin of gold or silver having a cross pictured on the reverse.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A money and coin of Portugal. The old crusado, now a mere name, was 400 reis, or 43 United States cents.
  • noun A crusade.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An old Portuguese coin, worth about seventy cents.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Obsolete spelling of cruzado.
  • noun Crusade

Etymologies

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

[Portuguese, from past participle of cruzar, to mark with a cross, from cruz, cross, from Latin crux, cruc-.]

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