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 \

Definition of milreis

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

First Known Use of milreis

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for milreis

Portuguese milréis

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“Milreis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/milreis. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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