crusado

noun
cru·​sa·​do | \ krü-ˈsā-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce crusado (audio) \
variants: or less commonly cruzado \ krü-​ˈzä-​(ˌ)dō How to pronounce cruzado (audio) , -​(ˌ)dü \
plural crusadoes or crusados

Definition of crusado

: an old gold or silver coin of Portugal having a cross on the reverse

First Known Use of crusado

1542, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crusado

Portuguese cruzado, literally, marked with a cross

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“Crusado.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crusado. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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