Definitions

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. In the currency of Ghana, one hundredth of a cedi.

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

  • n. 100 pesewas equal 1 cedi in Ghana

Etymologies

From Akan pésewabo, dark blue seed of a plant, formerly used as the smallest gold weight.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Twi pέsεwa ("penny, penny's worth of gold dust") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The market ladies would have to learn to use the pesewa again.

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