noun car·de·cu \ˈkärdəˌkyü\

Definition of cardecu



  1. :  an old French silver coin equal to 14 ecu that was first issued in the late 16th century by Henry III

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Origin and Etymology of cardecu

French quart d'écu quarter of an ecu

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a brief usually trivial fact

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