Escudo meaning

ĭ-sko͝odō
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The former primary unit of currency in Portugal.
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Any of several obsolete coins of Spain, Portugal, and their former colonies.
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The former basic monetary unit of Portugal and Cape Verde.
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The currency unit of Cape Verde, comprised of 100 centavos.
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The state currency formerly used in Portugal, divided into 100 centavos. The symbol is $.
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The currency formerly used in Chile and replaced by the Peso.
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The current currency of Cape Verde.
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Origin of escudo

  • Portuguese Spanish shield, escudo from Latin scūtum shield skei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Portuguese escudo (“shield”)

    From Wiktionary