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piece of eight

noun
1.
peso (def 4).
Origin of piece of eight
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10
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British Dictionary definitions for piece of eight

piece of eight

noun (pl) pieces of eight
1.
a former Spanish coin worth eight reals; peso
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