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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See Table at currency.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The official or principal currency of São Tomé and Príncipe, divided into 100 cêntimos.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gold coin formerly current in Portugal, first issued by John V., in the eighteenth century. Its value varied: the specimen here illustrated was worth £3 11s. 9½ d., or about $17.35.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the basic unit of money on Sao Tome e Principe

Etymologies

Portuguese, ultimately from Latin duplus, double; see duple.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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