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Straits dollar

noun \ˈstrāts-\

Definition of STRAITS DOLLAR

:  a dollar formerly issued by British Malaya and used in much of southern and eastern Asia and the East Indies
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Origin of STRAITS DOLLAR

Straits Settlements, former British crown colony
First Known Use: 1908

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