agnel

[ a-nyel ]
/ aˈnyɛl /

noun, plural ag·neaux [a-nyoh] /aˈnyoʊ/.

a gold coin of France of the 13th–16th centuries, bearing the figure of a lamb.

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Origin of agnel

< Middle French: literally, lamb < Latin agnellus, diminutive of agnus lamb
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