metical

noun
met·i·cal | \ˈme-ti-kəl, ˌme-ti-ˈkäl\
variants: or metica \ˈme-ti-kə \ or less commonly meticais \ˈme-ti-(ˌ)kīz, 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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