Peso meaning

pāsō
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Former unit of currency in Spain a Spain's colonies worth 8 reales; Spanish dollar.
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A silver coin that was formerly used in Spain and Spanish America; a piece of eight.
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The basic monetary unit of:
  • Argentina.
  • Chile.
  • Colombia.
  • Cuba.
  • The Dominican Republic.
  • Mexico.
  • The Philippines.
  • Uruguay.
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The currency unit of Argentina, comprised of 100 centavos. The currency unit of Chile, Columbia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, the Philippines, and Uruguay, comprised of 100 centesimos.
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Former unit of currency in Argentina worth 1/100 austral.
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A coin equal to a Spanish dollar.
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Name of the currency of various countries: Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Philippines.
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A coin or note worth one peso.
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Origin of peso

  • Spanish from Old Spanish weight, measure of weight for gold or silver, gold coin from Latin pēnsum something weighed from neuter past participle of pendere to weigh (s)pen- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Spanish peso.

    From Wiktionary