a former gold coin of Portugal and Brazil
Origin of moidorefrom Portuguese moeda d'ouro, coin of gold from moeda, coin ( from Classical Latin moneta, money) + ouro, gold from Classical Latin aurum: see east
A former Portuguese or Brazilian gold coin that was also current in England in the early 1700s.
Origin of moidoreAlteration of Portuguese moeda d'ouro moeda ( from Latin monēta coin ; see money . ) de of ( from Latin dē ; see de- . ) ouro gold ( from Latin aurum )
Portuguese moeda de ouro, literally "golden coin".