plural -s
or less commonly macute : an old west African unit of value
or less commonly macute : a 5-centavo coin of Angola issued in 1927
also : a corresponding unit of value
4-macuta coins

Word History


Portuguese macuta, from Kimbundu mukuta, from Kongo nkuta cloth

First Known Use

1704, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of macuta was in 1704

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“Macuta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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