milreis

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noun mil·reis \mil-ˈrāsh, -ˈrās\

Definition of milreis

plural

milreis

\same or -ˈrāz, -ˈrāzh\
  1. 1 :  a Portuguese unit of value equal before 1911 to 1000 reales

  2. 2 :  the basic monetary unit of Brazil until 1942

  3. 3 :  a coin representing one milreis

Origin and Etymology of milreis

Portuguese milréis


First Known Use: 1589

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