kurus

[ koo-roosh ]
/ kʊˈruʃ /

noun, plural ku·rus.

a monetary unit of Turkey, one 100th of a lira; piaster.

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Origin of kurus

First recorded in 1880–85, from Turkish kuruş, from Greek grósi, from French gros; akin to German groschen and Hungarian garas, from Italian (denaro) grosso, a silver coin worth twelve denari

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Definition for kurus (2 of 2)

Kurus
[ koor-ooz ]
/ ˈkʊər uz /

noun (used with a plural verb)

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British Dictionary definitions for kurus

kuruş
/ (kʊˈruːʃ) /

noun plural -ruş

a Turkish monetary unit worth one hundredth of a liraAlso: piastre

Word Origin for kuruş

from Turkish
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