- a former gold coin of Portugal and Brazil.
Origin of moidore
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The moidore and the johannes were Portuguese coins, the pistole Spanish.
Now let us go and sell the mantle, the gold alone is well worth a moidore.The Bible in Spain
On one occasion General Stone, the authority for the previous anecdote, crossed the ferry and offered a moidore in payment.George Washington, Vol. II
Henry Cabot Lodge
The moidore was worth six pieces of eight, the pistole four, the johannes eight.
- a former Portuguese gold coin
C18: from Portuguese moeda de ouro: money of gold
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