Guatemalan monetary unit


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Noun1.Guatemalan monetary unit - monetary unit in Guatemala
monetary unit - a unit of money
quetzal - the basic unit of money in Guatemala; equal to 100 centavos
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It is already both the national emblem and the Guatemalan monetary unit. A symbol of liberty, it is said to die in captivity even though its feathers never fade either in life or in death--a fact that was not lost on generations of ladies, milliners or, for that matter, the Mayan rulers themselves who used them as adornments.