from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The primary unit of currency in Spain and Andorra before the adoption of the euro.
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- n. The former currency of Spain ad Andorra, divided into 100 céntimos
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Spanish silver coin, and money of account, equal to about nineteen cents, and divided into 100 centesimos.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A silver coin of modern Spain.
- n. It is equal to 19.3 United States cents, or 9½d. sterling. There is a gold coin of 20 pesetas and a silver coin of 5 pesetas.
- n. In Peru, the fifth part of the silver sol, equal to a French franc.
- n. A silver coin struck by Christian VII. of Denmark for Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. formerly the basic unit of money in Spain; equal to 100 centimos
Spanish, diminutive of peso, peso; see peso.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)