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 monetary unit of Macau, equal to 100 avos.
- n. A monetary unit used during the 16th century and 17th century in Malta in the form of a large copper coin.
- n. A monetary unit of account used in Portuguese Timor intermittently between 1894 and 1958.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The Spanish dollar; -- called also patacoon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Portuguese silver coin formerly struck for currency in Brazil; a dollar, or piece of eight. Also patacoon.
- n. A Portuguese coin of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, equal to 320 reis.
- n. A Portuguese coin of Mozambique, equal to 6 crusados.
- n. A silver coin of Macao and Timor, equivalent to 100 avos or 41.63 cents.
- n. A copper coin of Portugal, equal to 2 cuartos.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the basic unit of money in Macao
Portuguese, from Arabic 'abū ṭāqa : 'abū, father of, possessing, bound form of 'ab, father; see אb in Semitic roots + ṭāqa, window (from ṭāqa, to be able, sustain; see ṭwq in Semitic roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)