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doubloon

[duh-bloon] /dʌˈblun/
noun
1.
a former gold coin of Spain and Spanish America, originally equal to two escudos but fluctuating in value.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Spanish doblón, equivalent to dobl(a) dobla + -ón augmentative suffix
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doubloon

/dʌˈbluːn/
noun
1.
a former Spanish gold coin
2.
(pl) (slang) money
Word Origin
C17: from Spanish doblón, from dobla
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Word Origin and History for doubloon
n.

1620s, from French doublon (16c.) and directly from Spanish doblon a gold coin, augmentative of doble "double" (coin so called because it was worth twice as much as the Spanish gold pistole), from Latin duplus "double" (see double (adj.)). Also see -oon.

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