baiocco

noun ba·ioc·co \ bə-ˈyȯ-(ˌ)kō \
variants: or baioc \bə-ˈyȯk\ or baioccho or bajoccho or bajocco \bə-ˈyȯ-(ˌ)kō\

Definition of baiocco

plural baiocchi \bə-ˈyȯ-kē\ or baioccos or baiocs or baiocchos or bajocchi \bə-ˈyȯ-kē\ or bajocchos or bajoccos
1 :a minor billon or copper coin of the former Papal States equal to ¹/₁₀₀scudo
2 :a unit of value equivalent to one baiocco coin
  • coins worth 2 and 5 baiocchi
  • Postage stamps worth 6 and 8 baiocchi were issued.

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Origin and Etymology of baiocco

Italian baiocco, probably from Medieval Latin Baiocas Bayeux, city in Normandy, France (appearing in inscriptions on certain Merovingian coins)


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