louis d'or


lou·​is d'or ˌlü-ē-ˈdȯr How to pronounce louis d'or (audio)
plural louis d'or
: a French gold coin first struck in 1640 and issued up to the French Revolution (1789)
: the French 20-franc gold piece issued after the French Revolution

Word History


French, from Louis XIII of France + d'or of gold

First Known Use

1665, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of louis d'or was in 1665

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“Louis d'or.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/louis%20d%27or. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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