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Variant of crusado.
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cruzado(kruːˈzeɪdəʊ; Portuguese kruˈzɑːdu)
n, pl -does or -dos (-dəʊz; Portuguese -duʃ)
1. (Currencies) a former standard monetary unit of Brazil, replaced by the cruzeiro
2. (Currencies) another name for crusado
[C16: literally marked with a cross, from cruzar to bear a cross; see crusade]
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cru•za•do(kruˈzeɪ doʊ, -ˈzɑ-)
n., pl. -does, -dos.
2. a monetary unit of Brazil introduced in 1986, equal to 100 cruzeiros.
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