ba·​ioc·​co | \ bə-ˈyȯ-(ˌ)kō \
variants: or baioc \ bə-​ˈyȯk \ or baioccho or bajoccho or bajocco \ bə-​ˈyȯ-​(ˌ)kō \
plural baiocchi\ bə-​ˈyȯ-​kē \ or baioccos or baiocs or baiocchos or bajocchi\ bə-​ˈyȯ-​kē \ or bajocchos or bajoccos

Definition of baiocco

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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First Known Use of baiocco

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for baiocco

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

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“Baiocco.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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