toston

noun

tos·​ton
tōstōn
plural tostons
: a silver coin formerly in use in various Latin American countries and equal to ¹/₂ peso or 4 reals
the toston of Ecuador
a Guatemalan toston

Word History

Etymology

Spanish tostón, from Portuguese or Italian; Portuguese tostão, from Italian testone

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“Toston.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toston. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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