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louis d'or

[loo-ee dawr; French lwee dawr] /ˌlu i ˈdɔr; French lwi ˈdɔr/
noun, plural louis d'or
[loo-eez dawr; French lwee dawr] /ˌlu iz ˈdɔr; French lwi ˈdɔr/ (Show IPA)
1.
a former gold coin of France, issued from 1640 to 1795; pistole.
Also called louis.
Origin of louis d'or
1680-1690
1680-90; < French: literally, louis of gold; named after Louis XIII
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louis d'or

/ˌluːɪ ˈdɔː; French lwi dɔr/
noun (pl) louis d'or (ˌluːɪz ˈdɔː; French) (lwi dɔr)
1.
a former French gold coin worth 20 francs
2.
an old French coin minted in the reign of Louis XIII
Often shortened to louis
Word Origin
C17: from French: golden louis, named after Louis XIII
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