piastre

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noun pi·as·tre \ pē-ˈa-stər , -ˈä- \
variants: or less commonly piaster

Definition of piastre

2 a monetary subunit of the pound (Egypt, Lebanon, Syria) — see pound at Money Table

Origin and Etymology of piastre

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


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