doubloon

[ duh-bloon ]
/ dʌˈblun /

noun

a former gold coin of Spain and Spanish America, originally equal to two escudos but fluctuating in value.

Origin of doubloon

1615–25; < Spanish doblón, equivalent to dobl(a) dobla + -ón augmentative suffix
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doubloon

dobln

/ (dʌˈbluːn) /

noun

a former Spanish gold coin
(plural) slang money

Word Origin for doubloon

C17: from Spanish doblón, from dobla
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