[ French goord; English goord ]
/ French gurd; English gʊərd /
noun, plural gourdes [French goord; English goordz]. /French gurd; English gʊərdz/.
a paper money and monetary unit of Haiti, equal to 100 centimes. Abbreviation: G., Gde.
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Origin of gourde
1855–60; <French, noun use of feminine of gourd dull, slow, heavy <Latin gurdus dull, obtuse
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British Dictionary definitions for gourde
/ (ɡʊəd) /
the standard monetary unit of Haiti, divided into 100 centimes
Word Origin for gourde
C19: from French, feminine of gourd heavy, from Latin gurdus a stupid person
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