[ 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
Definition for kurus (2 of 2)
[ koor-ooz ]
/ ˈkʊər uz /
noun (used with a plural verb)
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British Dictionary definitions for kurus
/ (kʊˈruːʃ) /
noun plural -ruş
a Turkish monetary unit worth one hundredth of a liraAlso: piastre
Word Origin for kuruş
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