cru·​sa·​do krü-ˈsā-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce crusado (audio)
variants or less commonly cruzado
plural crusadoes or crusados
: an old gold or silver coin of Portugal having a cross on the reverse

Word History


Portuguese cruzado, literally, marked with a cross

First Known Use

1542, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crusado was in 1542

Dictionary Entries Near crusado

Cite this Entry

“Crusado.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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