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. A subdivision of currency, equal to a 1/100th of a Macanese pataca.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A current subsidiary coin of Macao, Timor, equivalent to .42 of a cent.

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

  • n. 100 avos equal 1 pataca in Macao

Etymologies

Portuguese, shortened from oitavo, eighth, from Latin octāvus; see octave.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • short for avocado

    December 4, 2006