The Nuttall Encyclopedia
An Indian or Chinese temple, associated chiefly with Buddhism, of a more or less pyramidal form and of several storeys, the most imposing being the Greek Pagoda of Tanjore; the name is applied also to a gold coin worth 7s. 6d. stamped with a pagoda.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Pagoda'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/p/pagoda.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.