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scudo

play
noun scu·do \ˈskü-(ˌ)dō\

Definition of scudo

plural

scudi

play \-(ˌ)dē\
  1. 1 :  a gold or silver coin formerly used in Italy

  2. 2 :  a unit of value equivalent to a scudo



Origin and Etymology of scudo

Italian, literally, shield, from Latin scutum — more at esquire


First Known Use: 1644


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