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pa·ta·ca

 (pə-tä′kə)
n.
The basic unit of currency in Macau.

[Portuguese, from Arabic 'abū ṭāqa : 'abū, father of, possessing, bound form of 'ab, father; see ʔb in Semitic roots + ṭāqa, window (from ṭāqa, to be able, sustain; see ṭwq in Semitic roots).]

pataca

(pəˈtɑːkə)
n
(Currencies) currency the main monetary unit of Macao and formerly of Timor
Usage: The abbreviation for pataca is P

pa•ta•ca

(pəˈtɑ kə)

n., pl. -cas.
the basic monetary unit of Macao.
[1575–85; < Portuguese « Arabic abūṭāqah a kind of coin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pataca - the basic unit of money in Macao
Macao monetary unit - monetary unit in Macao
avo - 100 avos equal 1 pataca in Macao
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The numbers of pataca (MOP) cards, Hong Kong dollar (HKD) cards and renminbi (RMB) cards rose yearon-year by 10.
Luca Cumani's charge is bred in the purple as a half-brother to top Hong Kong horse Viva Pataca and a full sibling to American Grade One winner Laughing, but he has not really matched up to their kind of levels.
Luca Cumani's charge is bred in the purple as a half-brother to top Hong Kong horse Viva Pataca and is a full sibling to American Grade One winner Laughing, but he has not really matched up to their kind of levels.
Also on the mark Willie The Whipper also won his maiden by eight lengths (at Hamilton) and his trainer Ann Duffield won the race two years ago with the filly Zenella, while Prescott was victorious in 2004 with Comic Strip, who became a multiple Group 1-winning champion in Hong Kong when renamed Viva Pataca.
The customers can make their currency choice on a receipt or a terminal device which shows the transaction value in the merchant's own currency (either Macau Pataca or Hong Kong dollars) along with the exchange rate and other details.
Meanwhile, the Mike de Kock-trained Sun Classique claimed the Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic with a near three-length win over Viva Pataca.
Nova Scotia mezzo Leslie Davies won a two-week residency scholarship at Domaine Forget in 2009, and Ontario mezzo Iasmina Pataca a two week residency at the Orford Arts Centre.
Ladbrokes: 9-4 Viva Pataca, 6 Youmzain, 8 Doctor Dino, Sun Classique, 9 Quijano, 12 bar.
QEII winner Ramonti tries his luck in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup, but Godolphin's standardbearer will find life tough against VIVA PATACA.
Jockey Mick Kinane soon recovered from the disappointment of finishing last in the Vodafone Derby on Archipenko as he dashed all the way to Hong Kong to partner Viva Pataca in the Champions And Chater Cup.
For Spain: Pataca de Galicia or Patata de Galicia (PGI) - Poniente de Granada (PDO) - Gata-Hurdes (PDO) - Patatas de Prades or Patates de Prades (PGI) - Mantequilla de Soria (PDO).