nounWord forms: plural ˈpeˌsos (ˈpeɪˌsoʊz
; pāˈsōzˌ; Spanish ˈpɛsɔs
the basic monetary unit of:
e. the Dominican Republic
g. the Philippines
h. Uruguay see the table of monetary units in the Reference Supplement
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Word origin of 'peso'
Sp, lit., a weight < L pensum,
something weighed < neut. pp. of pendere: