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Dictionary Definition

escudo

Noun

1 formerly the basic monetary unit of Portugal; equal to 100 centavo [syn: Portuguese escudo]
2 the basic unit of money on Cape Verde; equal to 100 centavos [syn: Cape Verde escudo]

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

escudo
  1. The state currency formerly used in Portugal, divided into 100 centavos. The symbol is $.
  2. The currency formerly used in Chile and replaced by the Peso.
  1. The current currency of Cape Verde

Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin scutum

Noun

escudo
  1. shield
  2. escudo, the currency

See also

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin scutum

Noun

  1. shield

Extensive Definition

This article is about the coin. For the car, see Suzuki Escudo.
The escudo is a unit of currency. It was used in Portugal and its colonies and continues in use in several nations today. Currently, Cape Verde uses the escudo as its unit of currency. Escudo is Portuguese and Spanish for "shield". The following articles contain more information (list may not contain all historical escudos):
escudo in Catalan: Escut (moneda)
escudo in German: Escudo
escudo in Spanish: Escudo (dinero)
escudo in Italian: Escudo
escudo in Japanese: エスクード
escudo in Dutch: Escudo
escudo in Portuguese: Escudo (desambiguação)
escudo in Slovenian: Eskudo
escudo in Finnish: Escudo
escudo in Swedish: Escudo
escudo in Chinese: 埃斯庫多
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