American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A gold coin, equal to 15 rupees, that was used in British India in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A modern gold coin of India under the British dominion, equivalent to 15 rupees, or about $7; also, a gold coin of the native princes of India from the sixteenth century onward.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A British Indian gold coin, of the value of fifteen silver rupees, or $7.21 (in 1913).
- Hindi muhr, gold coin, seal, from Persian; akin to Sanskrit mudrā, seal; see mudra. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Shah Jahan had given him a bag of gold, which the fakir had waved away, accepting only one gold mohur instead and leaving him with this prophecy—that a son would be born to him who would be, in the end, the death of him.”
“So it was that he came here to the entrance to this underground temple complex, with five pennies and a mohur.”
“It rustled through the wide domes of the gold mohur trees, and fluttered the fragments of the anonymous letter that Flory had thrown over the gate half an hour earlier.”
“I love that sombre yellow colour the maidan has, and those gold mohur trees, like blobs of crimson.”
“He saw a woman standing under the shadow of the gold mohur tree.”
“Elizabeth like some friendly saurian monster, among the faint crooked shadows of the gold mohur stems.”
“There was no lawn, but instead a shrubbery of native trees and bushes — gold mohur trees like vast umbrellas of blood-red bloom, frangipanis with creamy, stalkless flowers, purple bougainvillea, scarlet hibiscus and the pink”
“It spread fragrances about and shook down blossoms from the gold-mohur trees.”
“Then it was I remembered that, at my host's suggestion, my bed had been carried out into the shrubbery, and that I had fallen asleep, lulled by the howling of the jackals and the rustle of the flying squirrels in the gold mohur-tree overhead.”
“It turned the mohur trees blood-red, and the grass to shining emerald green, and Mangadone looked as though it had just come fresh from the hands of its Creator.”
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