doubloon

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noun dou·bloon \ˌdə-ˈblün\

Definition of doubloon

  1. :  an old gold coin of Spain and Spanish America

Origin and Etymology of doubloon

Spanish doblón, augmentative of dobla, an old Spanish coin, from Latin dupla, feminine of duplus double — more at double


First Known Use: 1622

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