Definition of Pataca

1. Noun. The basic unit of money in Macao.

Generic synonyms: Macao Monetary Unit
Terms within: Avo



Definition of Pataca

1. n. The Spanish dollar; -- called also patacoon.

Definition of Pataca

1. Noun. The monetary unit of Macau, equal to 100 avos. ¹

2. Noun. A monetary unit used during the 16th century and 17th century in Malta in the form of a large copper coin. ¹

3. Noun. A monetary unit of account used in Portuguese Timor intermittently between 1894 and 1958. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pataca

1. a monetary unit of Macao [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pataca

pastureless
pasturer
pasturers
pastures
pasturing
pasturized milk
pastward
pastwards
pasty
pat-on-the-back
pat1 protein kinase
pat down
pat in the middle
pat on the back
pat slide
pataca (current term)
patacas
patache
patacoon
patacoons
patagia
patagial
patagium
patamar
patamars
pataphysicist
pataphysicists
pataphysics
patas
patatas bravas

Literary usage of Pataca

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1. A Dictionary of Numismatic Names, Their Official and Popular Designations by Albert Romer Frey (1917)
"The Species Thaler is so called in Abyssinia. See Wakea. pataca Chica and pataca ... See pataca. ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly (1889)
"One, who had murdered a priest, was called "O Padre," the priest; another, who had murdered a man for his money and had found but half a pataca upon him, ..."

3. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1839)
"pataca, a silver coin of Brazil, of 600 and 640 rees, current only in that country. Kelly gives the sterling value of two or three sorts: the old pataca of ..."

4. A Dictionary of the Portuguese and English Languages, in Two Parts ...by Antonio Vieyra, Jacinto Dias do Canto by Antonio Vieyra, Jacinto Dias do Canto (1827)
"Nao ver pataca, (speaking of a horse,) to pace.1 on which cattle feed or graze: ... Comer a pataca, to be quite ignorant; horse that paces, or that goes a' ..."

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