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kurus

[ koo-roosh ]
/ kʊˈruʃ /
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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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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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