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pataca

[puh-tah-kuh] /pəˈtɑ kə/
noun
1.
a nickel, silver, or cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Macao, equal to 100 avos.
Origin of pataca
1575-1585
1575-85; < PortugueseArabic abū ṭāqah a kind of coin
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