Definitions

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

  • noun A silver coin that was formerly used in Spain and Spanish America; a piece of eight.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The Spanish dollar. See dollar, 1. Also called duro.
  • noun A silver siege-piece struck for Girone in Spain, in 1808, during the Peninsular war.

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

  • noun A Spanish dollar; also, an Argentine, Chilian, Colombian, etc., coin, equal to from 75 cents to a dollar; also, a pound weight.

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

  • noun Former unit of currency in Spain a Spain's colonies worth 8 reales; Spanish dollar.
  • noun Former unit of currency in Argentina worth 1/100 austral.
  • noun A coin equal to a Spanish dollar.
  • noun Name of the currency of various countries: Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Philippines.
  • noun A coin or note worth one peso.

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

  • noun the basic unit of money in the Philippines; equal to 100 centavos
  • noun the basic unit of money in Colombia; equal to 100 centavos
  • noun the basic unit of money in Uruguay; equal to 100 centesimos
  • noun the basic unit of money in Mexico; equal to 100 centavos
  • noun the basic unit of money in Guinea-Bissau; equal to 100 centavos
  • noun the basic unit of money in Chile; equal to 100 centesimos
  • noun the basic unit of money in the Dominican Republic; equal to 100 centavos
  • noun the basic unit of money in Cuba; equal to 100 centavos

Etymologies

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

[Spanish, from Old Spanish, weight, measure of weight for gold or silver, gold coin, from Latin pēnsum, something weighed, from neuter past participle of pendere, to weigh; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Spanish peso.

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