milreis

noun

mil·​reis mil-ˈrāsh How to pronounce milreis (audio) -ˈrās How to pronounce milreis (audio)
plural milreis mil-ˈrāsh How to pronounce milreis (audio) -ˈrās How to pronounce milreis (audio)
-ˈrāzh,
-ˈrāz
1
: a Portuguese unit of value equal before 1911 to 1000 reales
2
: the basic monetary unit of Brazil until 1942
3
: a coin representing one milreis

Word History

Etymology

Portuguese milréis

First Known Use

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of milreis was in 1589

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Cite this Entry

“Milreis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/milreis. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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