laa·​ri | \ ˈlä-(ˌ)rē How to pronounce laari (audio) \
variants: or less commonly lari
plural laari also lari

Definition of laari

a monetary subunit of the rufiyaa — see rufiyaa at Money Table

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Recent Examples on the Web In the western Indian state of Gujarat, where a majority of the population are vegetarians, street food stands called laaris open after dark to serve egg dishes popular among imbibers. Colleen Taylor Sen,, "A new wave of Indian restaurants, from street food to fine dining, is changing Chicago’s scene," 1 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of laari

1983, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for laari

probably from Divehi (Indo-Aryan language of the Maldive Islands), from Persian lārī piece of silver wire used as currency

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“Laari.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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