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.
I went to visit them, and bought a packet for half a milreis, or thirteenpence (then).
The land belongs to a Brazilian, who get three or four milreis a day out of it
I have an appartement furnished; four rooms to myself and the use of three others, and the kitchen, the servant of the house, and everything but food, for 150 milreis, or £15 a month.
The master makes about 1,600 milreis, or about £160, a month by them; so some people evidently find them good.
The duties are noted in Portuguese money, “milreis”, each of which is about three shillings in value.
Silver: 2 milreis, $1.09; 1 milreis, 55 cents; 1/2 milreis, 27 cents.
Brazil -- Gold coins: 20 milrei piece, $10.91; 10 milreis, $5.45.
Holland, the quarter-ruble of Russia, the 200-reis piece of Portugal, the 5-piastre piece of Turkey, the half-milreis of Brazil and the half-rupee of India, all interchangeable with the English shilling, and all of them about the value of the quarter-dollar of North and
Paul and Bob both laughed, and harder yet as the bright little animal shot a paw into Paul's pocket and adroitly drew out a Brazilian gold coin called a milreis, worth about fifty-four cents in American money.
"You give five milreis, me give monk," said the old mulatto.