scudo

noun
scu·​do | \ ˈskü-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce scudo (audio) \
plural scudi\ ˈskü-​(ˌ)dē How to pronounce scudo (audio) \

Definition of scudo

1 : a gold or silver coin formerly used in Italy
2 : a unit of value equivalent to a scudo

First Known Use of scudo

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for scudo

Italian, literally, shield, from Latin scutum — more at esquire

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“Scudo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scudo. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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