[ puh-sey-tuh; Spanish pe-se-tah ]
/ pəˈseɪ tə; Spanish pɛˈsɛ tɑ /
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noun, plural pe·se·tas [puh-sey-tuhz; Spanish pe-se-tahs]. /pəˈseɪ təz; Spanish pɛˈsɛ tɑs/.

a bronze coin and monetary unit of Spain and Andorra until the euro was adopted, equal to 100 centimos. Abbreviation: P., Pta.
a former silver coin of Spain and Spanish America, equal to two reals; pistareen.
a former monetary unit of Equatorial Guinea: replaced by the ekuele in 1973.



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Origin of peseta

1805–15; <Spanish, diminutive of pesa a weight. See peso
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British Dictionary definitions for peseta

/ (pəˈseɪtə, Spanish peˈseta) /


the former standard monetary unit of Spain and Andorra, divided into 100 céntimos; replaced by the euro in 2002

Word Origin for peseta

C19: from Spanish, diminutive of peso
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