metical

noun
met·​i·​cal | \ ˈme-ti-kəl How to pronounce metical (audio) , ˌme-ti-ˈkäl \
variants: or metica \ ˈme-​ti-​kə How to pronounce metica (audio) \ or less commonly meticais \ ˈme-​ti-​(ˌ)kīz How to pronounce meticais (audio) , ˌme-​ti-​ˈkīsh \
plural meticals or meticas also meticais

Definition of metical

the basic monetary unit of Mozambique — see Money Table

First Known Use of metical

1980, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for metical

Portuguese, miskal (a unit of weight in Muslim countries), from Arabic mithqāl

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“Metical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metical. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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