Definitions

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

  • n. See Table at currency.

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  • n. The currency of Mauritania, divided into five khoums.

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  • n. the basic unit of money in Mauritania

Etymologies

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

Native word in Mauritania .

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  • Formerly divided into 5 khoums (the singular is khoums: the /s/ is part of the Arabic root for 'five').

    etym.: ultimately from the same root as 'ounce'

    July 8, 2008