escudo

noun
es·​cu·​do | \i-ˈskü-(ˌ)dō \
plural escudos

Definition of escudo 

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

2a : 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

First Known Use of escudo

circa 1821, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for escudo

Spanish & Portuguese, literally, shield, from Latin scutum

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