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duro

[doo r-oh; Spanish doo-raw]
noun, plural du·ros [doo r-ohz; Spanish doo-raws] /ˈdʊər oʊz; Spanish ˈdu rɔs/.
  1. a peso of Spain or Spanish America.
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Origin of duro

1825–35; < Spanish, short for peso duro hard piastre; see dure1
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duro

noun plural -ros
  1. the silver peso of Spain or Spanish America
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Word Origin

from Spanish, shortened from peso duro hard peso, ultimately from Latin dūrus hard
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