a coin and monetary unit of Cape Verde, equal to 100 centavos.
a former coin and monetary unit of Angola, Guinea-Bissau, and Mozambique.
a former paper money and monetary unit of Chile, equal to 100 condors or 1000 pesos, replaced by the new peso in 1975.
any of various former gold coins of Spain, Spanish America, and Portugal.
a former silver coin of Spain, discontinued in 1868.
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How to use escudo in a sentence
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 Isabellan silver escudo, adopted in Spain as the unit by the law of June 24, 1864, was thereby demonetized.The History of Cuba, vol. 5 | Willis Fletcher Johnson
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
British Dictionary definitions for escudo
the standard monetary unit of Cape Verde, divided into 100 centavos
the former standard monetary unit of Portugal, divided into 100 centavos; replaced by the euro in 2002
a former monetary unit of Chile, divided into 100 centesimos
an old Spanish silver coin worth 10 reals
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