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piastre

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noun pi·as·tre \pē-ˈas-tər, -ˈäs-\

Definition of piastre

  1. 1 :  piece of eight

  2. 2 — see pound at money table



Variants of piastre

also

piaster

Origin and Etymology of piastre

French piastre, from Italian piastra thin metal plate, coin, from Latin emplastra, emplastrum plaster


First Known Use: 1592


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