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pe·so

 (pā′sō)
n. pl. pe·sos
1. Abbr. p. See Table at currency.
2. A silver coin that was formerly used in Spain and Spanish America; a piece of eight.

[Spanish, from Old Spanish, weight, measure of weight for gold or silver, gold coin, from Latin pēnsum, something weighed, from neuter past participle of pendere, to weigh; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]

peso

(ˈpeɪsəʊ; Spanish ˈpeso)
n, pl -sos (-səʊz; Spanish -sos)
1. (Currencies) the standard monetary unit, comprising 100 centavos, of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and the Philippines; formerly also of Guinea-Bissau, where it was replaced by the CFA franc
2. (Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Uruguay, divided into 100 centesimos
3. (Currencies) another name for piece of eight
[C16: from Spanish: weight, from Latin pēnsum something weighed out, from pendere to weigh]

pe•so

(ˈpeɪ soʊ)

n., pl. -sos.
1. the basic monetary unit of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Mexico, the Philippines, and Uruguay.
2. a former monetary unit of Peru, equal to 100 centavos.
3. a former silver coin of Spain and Spanish America, equal to eight reals.
[1550–60; < Sp: literally, weight < Latin pēnsum something weighed]
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Noun1.peso - the basic unit of money in Uruguaypeso - the basic unit of money in Uruguay; equal to 100 centesimos
centesimo - a fractional monetary unit of several countries: Panama and Italy and Uruguay and Chile
centavo - a fractional monetary unit of several countries: El Salvador and Sao Tome and Principe and Brazil and Argentina and Bolivia and Colombia and Cuba and the Dominican Republic and Ecuador and El Salvador and Guatemala and Honduras and Mexico and Nicaragua and Peru and the Philippines and Portugal
Uruguayan monetary unit - monetary unit in Uruguay
2.peso - the basic unit of money in the Philippines; equal to 100 centavos
centavo - a fractional monetary unit of several countries: El Salvador and Sao Tome and Principe and Brazil and Argentina and Bolivia and Colombia and Cuba and the Dominican Republic and Ecuador and El Salvador and Guatemala and Honduras and Mexico and Nicaragua and Peru and the Philippines and Portugal
Philippine monetary unit - monetary unit in the Philippines
3.peso - the basic unit of money in Mexicopeso - the basic unit of money in Mexico; equal to 100 centavos
centavo - a fractional monetary unit of several countries: El Salvador and Sao Tome and Principe and Brazil and Argentina and Bolivia and Colombia and Cuba and the Dominican Republic and Ecuador and El Salvador and Guatemala and Honduras and Mexico and Nicaragua and Peru and the Philippines and Portugal
Mexican monetary unit - monetary unit in Mexico
4.peso - the basic unit of money in Guinea-Bissau; equal to 100 centavos
centavo - a fractional monetary unit of several countries: El Salvador and Sao Tome and Principe and Brazil and Argentina and Bolivia and Colombia and Cuba and the Dominican Republic and Ecuador and El Salvador and Guatemala and Honduras and Mexico and Nicaragua and Peru and the Philippines and Portugal
Guinea-Bissau monetary unit - monetary unit in Guinea-Bissau
5.peso - the basic unit of money in the Dominican Republic; equal to 100 centavos
centavo - a fractional monetary unit of several countries: El Salvador and Sao Tome and Principe and Brazil and Argentina and Bolivia and Colombia and Cuba and the Dominican Republic and Ecuador and El Salvador and Guatemala and Honduras and Mexico and Nicaragua and Peru and the Philippines and Portugal
Dominican monetary unit - monetary unit in the Dominican Republic
6.peso - the basic unit of money in Cuba; equal to 100 centavos
centavo - a fractional monetary unit of several countries: El Salvador and Sao Tome and Principe and Brazil and Argentina and Bolivia and Colombia and Cuba and the Dominican Republic and Ecuador and El Salvador and Guatemala and Honduras and Mexico and Nicaragua and Peru and the Philippines and Portugal
Cuban monetary unit - monetary unit in Cuba
7.peso - the basic unit of money in Colombia; equal to 100 centavos
centavo - a fractional monetary unit of several countries: El Salvador and Sao Tome and Principe and Brazil and Argentina and Bolivia and Colombia and Cuba and the Dominican Republic and Ecuador and El Salvador and Guatemala and Honduras and Mexico and Nicaragua and Peru and the Philippines and Portugal
Colombian monetary unit - monetary unit in Colombia
8.peso - the basic unit of money in Chilepeso - the basic unit of money in Chile; equal to 100 centesimos
centesimo - a fractional monetary unit of several countries: Panama and Italy and Uruguay and Chile
Chilean monetary unit - monetary unit in Chile
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peso

(ˈpeisəu) plural ˈpesos noun
the standard unit of currency in many South and Central American countries and in the Philippines.
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