gourde; gourdes. Unabridged


[French goord; English goord]
noun, plural gourdes [French goord; English goordz] .
a paper money and monetary unit of Haiti, equal to 100 centimes. Abbreviation: G., Gde.

1855–60; < French, noun use of feminine of gourd dull, slow, heavy < Latin gurdus dull, obtuse Unabridged
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gourde (ɡʊəd)
the standard monetary unit of Haiti, divided into 100 centimes
[C19: from French, feminine of gourd heavy, from Latin gurdus a stupid person]

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