MAY 6, 2010
pa·go·da /pəˈgoʊdə/ [puh-goh-duh]
(AS DEFINED IN DICTIONARY.COM)
1.(in India, Burma, China, etc.) a temple or sacred building, usually a pyramidlike tower and typically having upward-curving roofs over the individual stories.
2.any of several former gold or silver coins of southern India, usually bearing a figure of such a temple, first issued in the late 16th century and later also by British, french, and Dutch traders.