Definition of Portigue

1. n. See Portague.



Definition of Portigue

1. Noun. (alternative form of portague) ¹

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Definition of Portigue

1. an old Portuguese coin [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Portigue

portholelike
portholes
porthors
porthos
porthoses
portia tree
portico
porticoed
porticoes
porticolike
porticos
portier
portiere
portieres
portiest
portigue (current term)
portigues
porting
portion
portion control
portion out
portioned
portioner
portioners
portioning
portionist
portionists
portionless
portions
portise

Literary usage of Portigue

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1. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"... of a portigue, used jocosely in speaking of a gold coin (a portigue), as eatable meat, to starving sailors, Fletcher, Sea Voyage, i. ..."

2. A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1867)
"The jest here consists in speaking of a gold coin (a portigue) as eatable meat, to starving sailors, whose avarice had ruined all. ..."

3. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1857)
"... with the long cross and the short, the portigue, a piece very solemnly kept of divers, and yet ofttimes abased with washing or ..."

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