scudo

[ skoo-doh ]
/ ˈsku doʊ /

noun, plural scu·di [skoo-dee] /ˈsku di/.

any of various gold or silver coins, of various Italian states, issued from the late 16th through the early 19th centuries.

Origin of scudo

1635–45; < Italian < Latin scūtum shield
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scudo

/ (ˈskuːdəʊ) /

noun plural -di (-diː)

any of several former Italian coins

Word Origin for scudo

C17: from Italian: shield, from Latin scūtum
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