piece of eight definition

  • noun:
    • a vintage Spanish gold money.
    • An historical English term for peso, a silver money, that was minted in Spain from the end of fifteenth century, corresponding to eight reales (hence title).
    • the Spanish piaster, formerly divided in to eight reals.
    • an old silver Spanish money; worth 8 reales

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