- an obsolete gold coin of Italy and Turkey
- a small, shiny ornament or spangle, as a metal disk, esp. one of many sewn on fabric for decoration
Origin: Fr < It zecchino < zecca, a mint < Ar sikka, stamp, die
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- A small shiny ornamental disk, often sewn on cloth; a spangle.
- A gold coin of the Venetian Republic. Also called zecchino.
Origin: French, from Old French, Venetian coin, from Italian zecchino, from zecca, mint, from Arabic sikka, coin die, from sakka, to close, coin; see skk in Semitic roots.