doubloon

doubloon

[duh-bloon]
noun
a former gold coin of Spain and Spanish America, originally equal to two escudos but fluctuating in value.

Origin:
1615–25; < Spanish doblón, equivalent to dobl(a) dobla + -ón augmentative suffix

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doubloon or doblón (dʌˈbluːn)
 
n
1.  a former Spanish gold coin
2.  slang (plural) money
 
[C17: from Spanish doblón, from dobla]
 
doblón or doblón
 
n
 
[C17: from Spanish doblón, from dobla]

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doubloon
1622, from Sp. doblon a gold coin, augmentive of doble "double" (coin so called because it was worth twice as much as the Sp. gold pistole), from L. duplus "double."
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