milliard

noun
mil·liard | \ˈmil-ˌyärd, ˈmi-lē-ˌärd\

Definition of milliard 

British

: a thousand millions — see Table of Numbers

First Known Use of milliard

1789, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for milliard

French, from Middle French miliart, from mili- (from milion million)

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