Escudo from Portugal.
escudo definition by Webster's New World
- any of several obsolete coins of Spain, Portugal, and their former colonies
- the former basic monetary unit of Portugal and Cape Verde, superseded in 2002 by the euro
Origin: Spanish and amp; Portuguese a shield, gold coin ; from Classical Latin scutum, shield: so named from the inscription on the obverse
escudo definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. es·cu·dos
- See Table at currency.
- The primary unit of currency in Portugal before the adoption of the euro.
Origin: Portuguese and Spanish, shield, escudo, from Latin scūtum, shield; see skei- in Indo-European roots.
escudo - Investment & Finance Definition
The currency unit of Cape Verde, comprised of 100 centavos.