louis d'or

lou·​is d'or | \ ˌlü-ē-ˈdȯr How to pronounce louis d'or (audio) \
plural louis d'or

Definition of louis d'or

1 : a French gold coin first struck in 1640 and issued up to the French Revolution (1789)
2 : the French 20-franc gold piece issued after the French Revolution

First Known Use of louis d'or

1665, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for louis d'or

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

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“Louis d'or.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/louis%20d%27or. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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