plural macutes also macutas

Definition of macute

3 or less commonly macuta : an old copper coin equal to 50 reis that was issued by Portugal for its African colonies also : a corresponding unit of value

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First Known Use of macute

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Macute.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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