noun es·cu·do \is-ˈkü-(ˌ)dō\
plural es·cu·dos

Definition of ESCUDO

:  any of various former gold or silver coins of Hispanic countries
a :  the basic monetary unit of Portugal from 1910 to 2001
b — see money table
:  the basic monetary unit of Chile from 1960 to 1975

Origin of ESCUDO

Spanish & Portuguese, literally, shield, from Latin scutum
First Known Use: circa 1821

Rhymes with ESCUDO


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