lush·​burg | \ ˈləshˌbərg \
variants: or lusshebourne or less commonly lushburger
plural -s

Definition of lushburg

: a lightweight imitation of the English silver penny that was introduced into England from Luxembourg in the reign of Edward III (14th century)

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History and Etymology for lushburg

Middle English lussheburgh, from Luxemburg, medieval county and duchy in western Europe

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“Lushburg.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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