from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See Table at currency.
- n. The primary unit of currency in Portugal before the adoption of the euro.
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- n. The state currency formerly used in Portugal, divided into 100 centavos. The symbol is $.
- n. The currency formerly used in Chile and replaced by the Peso.
- n. The current currency of Cape Verde
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Spanish silver coin, in value equal to about 50 cents in United States money.
- n. A gold coin of Chile, of the value of five pesos, equal to $1.825.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the basic unit of money on Cape Verde; equal to 100 centavos
- n. formerly the basic monetary unit of Portugal; equal to 100 centavo
Portuguese and Spanish, shield, escudo, from Latin scūtum, shield; see skei- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)