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[ juh-koh-buh s ]
/ dʒəˈkoʊ bəs /

noun, plural ja·co·bus·es.

a former gold coin of England issued by James I.

Nearby words

jacobs, jane, jacobsen, jacobsen, jens peter, jacobsite, jacobson's organ, jacobus, jaconet, jacopo della quercia, jacquard, jacquard card, jacquard loom

Origin of jacobus

First recorded in 1605–15; Latinized equivalent of James Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for jacobus


/ (dʒəˈkəʊbəs) /

noun plural -buses

an English gold coin minted in the reign of James I

Word Origin for jacobus

C17: from Late Latin: James
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