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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A South American weight for gold, equal to 71.07 grains.

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  • noun: (Castellano) the Spanish word for peninsular Spanish, as opposed to "español", which subsumes both the language spoken in Spain and its assorted Latin American variants

    adjective: (castellano/a) Castilian, the adjectival form associated with the autonomous community of Castilla-León. See also manchego, the adjectival form associated with the autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha.

    March 18, 2009