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louis d'or

[ loo-ee -dawr; French lwee -dawr ]
/ ˌlu i ˈdɔr; French lwi ˈdɔr /
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noun, plural lou·is d'or [loo-eez -dawr; French lwee -dawr]. /ˌlu iz ˈdɔr; French lwi ˈdɔr/.
a former gold coin of France, issued from 1640 to 1795; pistole.
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Also called lou·is .

Origin of louis d'or

First recorded in 1680–90; from French: literally, “Louis of gold”; named after Louis XIII
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British Dictionary definitions for louis d'or

louis d'or
/ (ˌluːɪ ˈdɔː, French lwi dɔr) /

noun plural louis d'or (ˌluːɪz ˈdɔː, French lwi dɔr)
a former French gold coin worth 20 francs
an old French coin minted in the reign of Louis XIII
Often shortened to: louis

Word Origin for louis d'or

C17: from French: golden louis, named after Louis XIII
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