[doo r-oh; Spanish doo-raw]
- a peso of Spain or Spanish America.
Origin of duro
1825–35; < Spanish, short for peso duro hard piastre; see dure1
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Examples from the Web for duro
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February 12, 2012
A peso, or duro, is the same as our dollar: it is a silver coin.
She had given him a duro, one of those white discs which, in that atheistic age, so rarely ascended that mountain trail!The Torrent
Vicente Blasco Ibaez
Duro li sar a ricalcitrare a Dio, se tutto lo sforzo umano avessero.A Decade of Italian Women, vol. I (of 2)
T. Adolphus Trollope
The deficiency was remedied by the soldier who was in charge of me for the consideration of a duro.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Duro has of late published in his Coln y Pinzon what purports to be a list of their names.
- the silver peso of Spain or Spanish America
from Spanish, shortened from peso duro hard peso, ultimately from Latin dūrus hard
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