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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See Table at currency.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The unit of currency of Romania, equal to one hundred bani.
  • n. The unit of currency of Moldova, equal to one hundred bani.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A modern silver coin of Rumania, the unit of the monetary system, equivalent to the French franc, or about 19 United States cents.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the basic unit of money in Moldova
  • n. the basic unit of money in Romania

Etymologies

Romanian, from Latin leō, lion (from the image of a lion on a coin used in the late Ottoman Empire); see lion.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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