Definition of Portuguese escudo
1. Noun. Formerly the basic monetary unit of Portugal; equal to 100 centavo.
Terms within: Centavo
Generic synonyms: Portuguese Monetary Unit
Group relationships: Conto
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Portuguese Escudo
Literary usage of Portuguese escudo
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1. Achieving Food Security in Southern Africa: New Challenges, New Opportunities by Lawrence James Haddad (1997)
"After independence, the Mozambique escudo was pegged to the portuguese escudo. Following the depreciation of the Portuguese currency in 1977, ..."
2. The London Money Market: A Practical Guide to what it Is, where it Is, and by William Frederick Spalding (1922)
"... but with places like Lisbon we get a pence rate, that is, so many pence for one portuguese escudo ; while for the Eastern centres and India, ..."
3. Modern Foreign Exchange: Monetary Systems, Intrinsic Equivalents and by V. Gonzales (1920)
"The portuguese escudo divided into 100 centavos in use in Portugal and the majority of its colonies. ..."
4. International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, 1995 by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"(Low-Medium) There is concern that entry into the European monetary system has made the portuguese escudo more attractive to potential money launderers. ..."