[ spey-doh ]
/ ˈspeɪ doʊ /
noun, plural spa·do·nes [spey-doh-neyz, spuh-] /speɪˈdoʊ neɪz, spə-/.
Civil Law. an impotent person; someone unable to procreate.
a castrated man or animal.
Words nearby spado
Origin of spado
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin spadō < Greek spádōn eunuch; akin to spân to tear off
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I missed Spado at the muster this morning—did he quit the cave with you?The Castle of Andalusia|John O'Keeffe