noun, plural es·cu·dos [e-skoo-dohz; Portuguese es-koo-doo s; Spanish es-koo-th aws] /ɛˈsku doʊz; Portuguese ɛsˈku dʊs; Spanish ɛsˈku ðɔs/.
Origin of escudo
Examples from the Web for escudo
The real of eight received a new name, Escudo de plata, and was to issue at an equivalence of 10 reals of the new silver.The History of Currency, 1252 to 1896|William Arthur Shaw
The nearest relatives received an 'escudo de oro,' or two-dollar piece.The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba|Walter Goodman
Before every storm the boat of phantoms appeared, and when he sailed for Escudo and Porto Bello it followed him.Myths & Legends of our New Possessions & Protectorate|Charles M. Skinner
The largest weight is the tàhel, which is the weight of ten reals of silver—or, as we say, of one escudo.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 40 of 55|Francisco Colin
The real is a quarter of a peseta, but the escudo of ten reales has been suppressed.Four Young Explorers|Oliver Optic