from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See Table at currency.
- n. Piece of eight.
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- n. Alternative spelling of piastre.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A silver coin of Spain and various other countries. See peso. The Spanish piaster (commonly called peso, or peso duro) is of about the value of the American dollar. The Italian piaster, or scudo, was worth from 80 to 100 cents. The Turkish and Egyptian piasters are now worth about four and a half cents.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The unit of Turkish currency, represented by a silver coin worth about 4.4 United States cents (the Turkish name for it is ghū rū sh).
- n. The Spanish dollar. See dollar, 1, and peso.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 100 kurus equal 1 lira in Turkey
- n. a fractional monetary unit in Egypt and Lebanon and Sudan and Syria
French piastre, from Italian piastra, thin metal plate, from Latin emplastrum, medical dressing; see plaster.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)