liard

[lee-ahr; French lee-ar]
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noun, plural li·ards [lee-ahrz; French lee-ar] /liˈɑrz; French liˈar/.

a former silver coin of France, the fourth part of a sol, issued from the 15th century to 1793 and made from copper after 1650.

Nearby words

  1. liaoning,
  2. liaoyang,
  3. liaoyuan,
  4. liar,
  5. liar paradox,
  6. lias,
  7. liatris,
  8. lib,
  9. lib dem,
  10. lib.

Origin of liard

1535–45; named after G. Liard, 15th-century French minter

Liard

[lee-ahrd, lee-ahrd, -ahr]

noun

a river in W Canada, flowing from S Yukon through N British Columbia and the Northwest Territories into the Mackenzie River. 550 miles (885 km) long.
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British Dictionary definitions for liard

liard

noun

a former small coin of various European countries

Word Origin for liard

C16: after G. Liard, French minter

Liard

noun

a river in W Canada, rising in the SE Yukon and flowing east and then northwest to the Mackenzie River. Length: 885 km (550 miles)
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