Definition of Escudo

1. Noun. Formerly the basic monetary unit of Portugal; equal to 100 centavo.

Exact synonyms: Portuguese Escudo
Terms within: Centavo
Generic synonyms: Portuguese Monetary Unit
Group relationships: Conto



2. Noun. The basic unit of money on Cape Verde; equal to 100 centavos.
Exact synonyms: Cape Verde Escudo
Terms within: Centavo
Generic synonyms: Cape Verde Monetary Unit

Definition of Escudo

1. Noun. The state currency formerly used in Portugal, divided into 100 centavos. The symbol is $. ¹

2. Noun. The currency formerly used in Chile and replaced by the Peso. ¹

3. Noun. The current currency of Cape Verde ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Escudo

1. a monetary unit of Portugal [n -DOS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Escudo

escroc
escrocs
escrod
escrods
escrol
escroll
escrolls
escrols
escrow
escrow funds
escrowed
escrowing
escrows
escuage
escuages
escudo (current term)
escudos
esculapian
esculent
esculents
esculic
esculic acid
esculin
escutcheon
escutcheon pin
escutcheoned
escutcheons
esemplastic
eseridine
eserine

Literary usage of Escudo

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1. A Dictionary of the Portuguese and English Languages, in Two Parts ...by Antonio Vieyra, Jacinto Dias do Canto by Antonio Vieyra, Jacinto Dias do Canto (1827)
"Copo do escudo, the boss of a buckler' or shield. escudo, a scutcheon,! or ... It belongs to the Infantas of Portugal before marriage. escudo enxe- ..."

2. A History of the Inquisition of Spain by Henry Charles Lea (1906)
"The escudo or crown remained the standard gold coin. ... For larger transactions multiples of the escudo were struck, known as doblones de a dos, ..."

3. Abbreviations and Technical Terms Used in Book Catalogs and in Bibliographies by Frank Keller Walter, Mary Medlicott (1912)
"Defective, lacking. escudo. shield; — de annas, Coat of arms; — de armas imperiales, Imperial coat of arms; — de armas reales, Royal coat of arms. ..."

4. Abbreviations and Technical Terms Used in Book Catalogs and in Bibliographies by Frank Keller Walter (1912)
"E. e. escudo; — de a., escudo de armas; — de ai, escudo de armas imperiales; — de ar, ... Defective, lacking. escudo. shield; — de annas, Coat of arms; ..."

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