quilate

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

quilate m (plural quilates)

  1. carat (unit of weight for precious stones and pearls, equivalent to 200 milligrams)
  2. carat (measure of the purity of gold)
  3. (figuratively) excellence; high quality

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic قيراط (qīrāṭ), from Ancient Greek κεράτιον (kerátion).

Noun[edit]

quilate m (plural quilates)

  1. karat, carat

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