pataca

[ puh-tah-kuh ]
/ pəˈtɑ kə /

noun

a nickel, silver, or cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Macao, equal to 100 avos.

Nearby words

  1. pat-a-cake,
  2. pat-down,
  3. pat.,
  4. pat. off.,
  5. pat. pend.,
  6. patagium,
  7. patagonia,
  8. patagonian,
  9. patagonian hare,
  10. patagonian toothfish

Origin of pataca

1575–85; < PortugueseArabic abū ṭāqah a kind of coin

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