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cru·sa·do(kro͞o-sä′dō) also cru·za·do (-zä′-)
n. pl. cru·sa·does or cru·sa·dos also cru·za·does or cru·za·dos
An old Portuguese coin of gold or silver having a cross pictured on the reverse.
[Portuguese, from past participle of cruzar, to mark with a cross, from cruz, cross, from Latin crux, cruc-.]
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n, pl -does or -dos (-dəʊz; Portuguese -duʃ)
(Currencies) a former gold or silver coin of Portugal bearing on its reverse the figure of a cross
[C16: literally, marked with a cross, from cruzar to bear a cross; see crusade]
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cru•sa•do(kruˈseɪ doʊ) also
n., pl. -does, -dos.
an early Portuguese coin of gold or silver, bearing the figure of a cross.
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