ma·​cu·​ta | \ məˈkütə \
plural -s

Definition of macuta

1 or less commonly macute : an old west African unit of value
3 or 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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First Known Use of macuta

1704, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for macuta

Portuguese macuta, from Kimbundu mukuta, from Kongo nkuta cloth

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“Macuta.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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