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peseta

[puh-sey-tuh; Spanish pe-se-tah] /pəˈseɪ tə; Spanish pɛˈsɛ tɑ/
noun, plural pesetas
[puh-sey-tuh z; Spanish pe-se-tahs] /pəˈseɪ təz; Spanish pɛˈsɛ tɑs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a bronze coin and monetary unit of Spain and Andorra until the euro was adopted, equal to 100 centimos.
Abbreviation: P., Pta.
2.
a former silver coin of Spain and Spanish America, equal to two reals; pistareen.
3.
a former monetary unit of Equatorial Guinea: replaced by the ekuele in 1973.
Origin of peseta
1805-1815
1805-15; < Spanish, diminutive of pesa a weight. See peso
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peseta

/pəˈseɪtə; Spanish peˈseta/
noun
1.
the former standard monetary unit of Spain and Andorra, divided into 100 céntimos; replaced by the euro in 2002
Word Origin
C19: from Spanish, diminutive of peso
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