cas·​te·​lla·​no | \ ˌkastəˈl(y)ä(ˌ)nō \
plural -s

Definition of castellano

1 : an ancient Spanish gold coin bearing the Castilian arms especially : one weighing ¹/₅₀ of a mark
2 : an ancient Spanish unit of weight equivalent to ¹/₅₀ of a mark

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Spanish, literally, Castilian

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“Castellano.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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