plural zalat

Definition of zalat

: a bronze coin of Yemen equal to ¹/₁₆₀ rial and minted in the 1920s

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First Known Use of zalat

1990, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zalat

borrowed from Yemeni Arabic zalaṭ “money, coin equivalent to a fraction of a rial”

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“Zalat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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