Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A former Portuguese or Brazilian gold coin that was also current in England in the early 1700s.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A gold coin (also called lisbonine) formerly current in Portugal. It was equivalent in value to about $6. 50.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A gold coin of Portugal, valued at about 27s. sterling.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An old Portuguese gold coin, minted from 1640 to 1732.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration of Portuguese moeda d'ouro : moeda (from Latin monēta, coin; see money) + de, of (from Latin ; see de–) + ouro, gold (from Latin aurum).]

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Portuguese moeda de ouro, literally "golden coin".

Examples

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  • moidore money=gold literally: ore that never goes out of fashion (always mod)???

    January 14, 2007

  • Citation on doubloon.

    July 29, 2008

  • "He practically had me signed up for the European Monetary System when all I wanted was to touch him for a gold moidore."

    Talking It Over by Julian Barnes, p 29

    March 28, 2018