Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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