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spado

[spey-doh] /ˈspeɪ doʊ/
noun, plural spadones
[spey-doh-neyz, spuh-] /speɪˈdoʊ neɪz, spə-/ (Show IPA)
1.
Civil Law. an impotent person; someone unable to procreate.
2.
a castrated man or animal.
Origin of spado
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin spadō < Greek spádōn eunuch; akin to spân to tear off
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