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Definitions

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

  • n. An old Spanish silver coin.

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  • n. An historical English term for peso, a silver coin, that was minted in Spain from the end of 15th century, equal to eight reales (hence the name).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the Spanish piaster, formerly divided into eight reals.

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

  • n. an old silver Spanish coin; worth 8 reales

Etymologies

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

From its original value of eight reals.

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