duro

[ doo r-oh; Spanish doo-raw ]
/ ˈdʊər oʊ; Spanish ˈdu rɔ /
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noun, plural du·ros [doo r-ohz; Spanish doo-raws] /ˈdʊər oʊz; Spanish ˈdu rɔs/.

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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duro

/ (ˈdʊərəʊ) /

noun plural -ros

the silver peso of Spain or Spanish America

Word Origin for duro

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