duro

duro

[door-oh; Spanish doo-raw]
noun, plural duros [door-ohz; Spanish doo-raws] .
a peso of Spain or Spanish America.

Origin:
1825–35; < Spanish, short for peso duro hard piastre; see dure1

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duro (ˈdʊərəʊ)
 
n , pl -ros
the silver peso of Spain or Spanish America
 
[from Spanish, shortened from peso duro hard peso, ultimately from Latin dūrus hard]

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