piastre

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noun pi·as·tre \pē-ˈas-tər, -ˈäs-\

Definition of piastre

  1. 1 :  piece of eight

  2. 2 — see pound at money table

Variants of piastre

less commonly

piaster

Origin and Etymology of piastre

French piastre, from Italian piastra thin metal plate, coin, from Latin emplastra, emplastrum plaster


First Known Use: 1592


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