from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An old Spanish silver coin.
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- noun An historical English term for
peso, a silver coin, that was mintedin Spain from the end of 15th century, equal to eight reales(hence the name).
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- noun an old silver Spanish coin; worth 8 reales
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From its original value of eight reals.]
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