riel

noun
ri·el | \rē-ˈel \

Definition of riel 

(Entry 1 of 2)

the basic monetary unit of Cambodia — see Money Table

Riel

biographical name
Ri·el | \rē-ˈel \

Definition of Riel (Entry 2 of 2)

Louis 1844–1885 Canadian insurgent

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In some years, trey riel are so plentiful that whole communities gather on the river banks to clean and process them, with people stepping on them like grapes. National Geographic, "Enormous Fish Make One of the World’s Largest Migrations," 29 Mar. 2017 After a crane drops the fish onto the deck, workers pick out the larger species, including juvenile giant catfish and freshwater croaker, before shoveling the silvery trey riel into a barrel. National Geographic, "Enormous Fish Make One of the World’s Largest Migrations," 29 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of riel

Noun

1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for riel

Noun

Khmer riəl

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