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bourse

[ boors ]
/ bʊərs /
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noun
a stock exchange, especially the stock exchange of certain European cities.
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Origin of bourse

1835–45; <French: literally, purse; see bursa
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British Dictionary definitions for bourse

Bourse
/ (bʊəs) /

noun
a stock exchange of continental Europe, esp Paris

Word Origin for Bourse

C19: from French, literally: purse, from Medieval Latin bursa, ultimately from Greek: leather
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