metical

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noun met·i·cal \ˈme-ti-kəl, ˌme-ti-ˈkäl\
variants: or

metica

play \ˈme-ti-kə\ or less commonly

meticais

play \ˈme-ti-(ˌ)kīz, ˌme-ti-ˈkīsh\

Definition of metical

plural

meticals

or

meticas

also

meticais

  1. the basic monetary unit of Mozambique — see money table

Origin and Etymology of metical

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


First Known Use: 1980

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