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 (kro͞o-zâr′ō, -zā′ro͝o)
n. pl. cru·zei·ros
A unit of currency formerly used in Brazil.

[Portuguese, from cruz, cross (from the figure on the coin), from Latin crux.]


(kruːˈzɛərəʊ; Portuguese kruˈzeiru)
n, pl -ros (-rəʊz; Portuguese -ruʃ)
(Currencies) a former monetary unit of Brazil, replaced by the cruzeiro real
[Portuguese: from cruz cross]


(kruˈzɛər oʊ)

n., pl. -zei•ros.
the basic monetary unit of Brazil.
[1925–30; < Portuguese, =cruz cross + -eiro < Latin -ārius -ary]
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The central bank had to provide the funding as the nation's banks are facing a shortage of funds after the central bank seized Banco Cruzeiro do Sul for alleged accounting irregularities.
The Vila Cruzeiro resident has told a local Brazilian news site that while he intended to buy a brand of paint that he had used before for the same purpose, the shop he went to did not have the brand in stock.
The young defender helped undefeated Scotland into the semis of the prestigious Den Haag tourney with a classy draw with Brazilian side Cruzeiro.
Police said on Thursday that drug gang leaders have been seen fleeing the Vila Cruzeiro slum as Brazilian authorities work to "retake" the area.
SAO PAULO, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Banco Cruzeiro do Sul (Bovespa: CZRS4) has just won the Agencia Estado Business 2010 Achievement Award, occupying 10th place in the ranking of the 10 best publicly traded companies in Brazil.
The 25-year-old frontman plays for Cruzeiro and has been in stunning form since he returned to his homeland in February after four years with Dynamo Kiev.
Ronaldo has not played in the domestic Campeonato Brasileiro since leaving Cruzeiro for PSV Eindhoven in 1994, but is excited at the prospect of competing in his homeland once more.
The 20-year-old has sparked interest from a number of European clubs following his impressive displays for Brazilian side Cruzeiro.
But his latest balancing act and subsequent crunching to the ground by a shoulder charge led to a televised brawl between players on Sunday after Cruzeiro beat rivals Atletico Mineiro 4-3.
Defendi, who moved to Spurs last summer from Cruzeiro, is showing off his skills in the reserves right now but boss Martin Jol said: "I know he will make it.
Brazil star Rivaldo's return home could yet prove to be short-lived after Cruzeiro revealed that he has signed just a short-term deal with them.