Pistareen meaning

pĭstə-rēn
A small silver coin used in America and the West Indies during the 1700s.
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A former Spanish silver coin of the American colonies and the West Indies.
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A Spanish silver coin worth two reals, used as common currency in the Americas in the 18th century.
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Origin of pistareen

  • Probably alteration of Spanish peseta peseta peseta

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

  • Probably a corruption of the Spanish peseta

    From Wiktionary