Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A gold coin, equal to 15 rupees, that was used in British India in the 1800s and early 1900s.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A British Indian gold coin, of the value of fifteen silver rupees, or $7.21 (in 1913).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a Persian gold coin
  • noun a gold coin of British India whose value was fifteen rupees

Etymologies

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

[Hindi muhr, gold coin, seal, from Persian; akin to Sanskrit mudrā, seal; see mudra.]

Examples

  • 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.

    Shadow Princess

  • 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.

    Shadow Princess

  • 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.

    Shadow Princess

  • So it was that he came here to the entrance to this underground temple complex, with five pennies and a mohur.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • So it was that he came here to the entrance to this underground temple complex, with five pennies and a mohur.

    The 13th Page

  • He saw a woman standing under the shadow of the gold mohur tree.

    Burmese Days

  • Elizabeth like some friendly saurian monster, among the faint crooked shadows of the gold mohur stems.

    Burmese Days

  • 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

    Burmese Days

  • 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.

    Burmese Days

  • I love that sombre yellow colour the maidan has, and those gold mohur trees, like blobs of crimson.

    Burmese Days

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  • "'...the smaller bags hold mohurs, ducats, louis d'ors, joes and all kinds of foreign gold by weight of five hundred each.'"

    --P. O'Brian, The Commodore, 7

    March 16, 2008