: the basic monetary unit of Brazil from 1942 to 1986 and from 1991 to 1993
Examples of cruzeiro in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe old currency, the cruzeiro, had been debased, suffering annual price rises reaching 2,500%.
The Economist, 10 Oct. 2019 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, 17 Mar. 2018
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