peso

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peso

1. 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. the standard monetary unit of Uruguay, divided into 100 centesimos
3. another name for piece of eight
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