macuta

noun ma·cu·ta \məˈkütə\

Definition of macuta

plural

-s

  1. 1 less commonly macute :  an old west African unit of value

  2. 2 :  macute 3

  3. 3 less commonly macute :  a 5-centavo coin of Angola issued in 1927; also :  a corresponding unit of value 4-macuta coins

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Origin and Etymology of macuta

Portuguese macuta, from Kimbundu mukuta, from Kongo nkuta cloth


First Known Use: 1704


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