noun Etymology: Spanish doblón, augmentative of dobla, an old Spanish coin, from Latin dupla, feminine of duplus double — more at double Date: 1622 an old gold coin of Spain and Spanish America

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  • Doubloon — Doub*loon , n. [F. doublon, Sp. doblon. See {Double}, a., and cf. {Dupion}.] A Spanish gold coin, no longer issued, varying in value at different times from over fifteen dollars to about five. See {Doblon} in Sup. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • doubloon — 1620s, from Fr. doublon (16c.) and directly from Sp. doblon a gold coin, augmentive of doble double (coin so called because it was worth twice as much as the Spanish gold pistole), from L. duplus double (see DOUBLE (Cf. double)). Also see OON (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • doubloon — ► NOUN historical ▪ a Spanish gold coin. ORIGIN Spanish doblón, from doble double (because the coin was worth double the value of another former Spanish coin, the pistole) …   English terms dictionary

  • doubloon — [də blo͞on′] n. [Fr doublon < Sp doblón < dobla, an old Sp gold coin < doble < L duplus, DOUBLE] an obsolete Spanish gold coin …   English World dictionary

  • Doubloon — Spanish gold 4 doubloon coin (8 escudos) stamped as minted in 1798 The doubloon (from Spanish doblón, meaning double ), was a two escudo or 32 reales gold coin, weighing 6.77 grams (0.218 troy ounces). Doubloons were minted in Spain, Mexico …   Wikipedia

  • doubloon — /du bloohn /, n. a former gold coin of Spain and Spanish America, originally equal to two escudos but fluctuating in value. [1615 25; < Sp doblón, equiv. to dobl(a) DOBLA + ón aug. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • doubloon — noun A former Spanish gold coin, also used in its American colonies. English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Georges, and Louises, doubloons and double guineas and moidores and sequins, the pictures of all the kings of Europe for the last hundred… …   Wiktionary

  • doubloon — Synonyms and related words: coin, crown, double eagle, ducat, eagle, five dollar gold piece, gold piece, guinea, half crown, half eagle, hard money, moidore, napoleon, piece, piece of money, piece of silver, pound sovereign, roll of coins,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • doubloon — dou|bloon [dʌˈblu:n] n [Date: 1600 1700; : Spanish; Origin: doblón, from Latin duplus double ; DOUBLE1] a gold coin used in the past in Spain and Spanish America …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • doubloon — n. gold coin (used in Spain and Spanish America) …   English contemporary dictionary

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