escudo

noun es·cu·do \ i-ˈskü-(ˌ)dō \

Definition of escudo

plural escudos
1 :any of various former gold or silver coins of Hispanic countries
2 a :the basic monetary unit of Portugal from 1910 to 2001
b :the basic monetary unit of Cape Verde — see Money Table
3 :the basic monetary unit of Chile from 1960 to 1975

Origin and Etymology of escudo

Spanish & Portuguese, literally, shield, from Latin scutum


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