noun tes·ton \ˈte-ˌstän\
variants: or


play \te-ˈstün\ or less commonly


play \ˈte-stər\

Definition of teston

  1. :  any of several old European coins: such asa :  a shilling of Henry VIII of England decreasing in value to ninepence and then to sixpence in Shakespeare's timeb :  a French silver coin of the 16th century worth between 10 and 1412 sous

Origin and Etymology of teston

Medieval French, from Old Italian testone, augmentative of testa head, from Late Latin, skull — more at tester

First Known Use: 1536

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