cruzeiro

noun
cru·zei·ro | \krü-ˈzer-(ˌ)ō, -(ˌ)ü\
plural cruzeiros

Definition of cruzeiro 

: the basic monetary unit of Brazil from 1942 to 1986 and from 1991 to 1993

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Brazil slew inflation in the early 1990s by replacing the cruzeiro with a new currency, the real, managed by a central bank that came to be seen as trustworthy. The Economist, "Venezuela's crypto-currency: salvation or scam?," 17 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of cruzeiro

1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cruzeiro

Portuguese

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