Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name common to Brabantine and Portuguese coins from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century. The silver dollar so known was worth from 600 to 640 reis.
  • n. A heavy Portuguese copper coin worth 40 reis, issued early in the nineteenth century.
  • n. A Spanish silver coin of the value of 4s. 3d.

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Examples

  • The province's wages are paid mainly with the local currency, the patacon.

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  • Then would come the most exciting part of the proceedings -- the cutting the gizzard open and the examination of its varied contents; and by and by there would be an exultant shout, and one of the boys would pretend to come on a valuable find -- a big silver coin perhaps, a _patacon, _ and there would be a great gabble over it and perhaps a fight for its possession, and they would wrestle and roll on the grass, struggling for the imaginary coin.

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