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

  • n. See Table at currency.

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  • n. A subdenomination of the rufiyaa, 100 laari=1 rufiyaa
  • n. A former currency of Maldives until 1913.


Ultimately from Persian lārī.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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  • Maldivian monetary subunit, one hundredth of a rufiyaa. Formerly spelt laree (when the rufiyaa was the rupee). To be distinguished from the Georgian lari.

    July 8, 2008