escudo

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noun es·cu·do \i-ˈskü-(ˌ)dō\

Definition of escudo

plural

escudos

  1. 1 :  any of various former gold or silver coins of Hispanic countries

  2. 2a :  the basic monetary unit of Portugal from 1910 to 2001b :  the basic monetary unit of Cape Verde — see money table

  3. 3 :  the basic monetary unit of Chile from 1960 to 1975

Origin and Etymology of escudo

Spanish & Portuguese, literally, shield, from Latin scutum


First Known Use: circa 1821


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