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duro

[doo r-oh; Spanish doo-raw] /ˈdʊər oʊ; Spanish ˈdu rɔ/
noun, plural duros
[doo r-ohz; Spanish doo-raws] /ˈdʊər oʊz; Spanish ˈdu rɔs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a peso of Spain or Spanish America.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Spanish, short for peso duro hard piastre; see dure1
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duro

/ˈdʊərəʊ/
noun (pl) -ros
1.
the silver peso of Spain or Spanish America
Word Origin
from Spanish, shortened from peso duro hard peso, ultimately from Latin dūrus hard
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