Definition of escudo in English:


Syllabification: es·cu·do
Pronunciation: /eˈsk(y)o͞odō

noun (plural escudos)

The basic monetary unit of Portugal (until the introduction of the euro) and Cape Verde, equal to 100 centavos.
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  • Within one year of abandoning the escudo for the euro, Portugal, for example, was forced to make massive cuts in public spending to meet the stability pact's criteria.
  • The euro, which replaces the old francs, marks, guilders, pesetas, escudos, drachmas, and lire of the European Union, is not yet five years old.
  • Some taxi operators and small businesses were reported to be giving back change in both euros and escudos, against government recommendations.


Spanish and Portuguese, from Latin scutum 'shield'.

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