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escudo

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noun, es·cu·do \is-ˈkü-(ˌ)dō\

Definition of escudo

plural escudos

  1. 1 :  any of various former gold or silver coins of Hispanic countries

  2. 2 a :  the basic monetary unit of Portugal from 1910 to 2001 b — see money table

  3. 3 :  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

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