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louis d'or

[loo-ee dawr; French lwee dawr]
noun, plural louis d'or [loo-eez dawr; French lwee dawr] .
a former gold coin of France, issued from 1640 to 1795; pistole.
Also called louis.


Origin:
1680–90; < French: literally, louis of gold; named after Louis XIII

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louis d'or (ˌluːɪ ˈdɔː, French lwi dɔr)
 
n , pl louis d'or
1.  a former French gold coin worth 20 francs
2.  an old French coin minted in the reign of Louis XIII
 
[C17: from French: golden louis, named after Louis XIII]

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