[loo-ee dawr; French lwee dawr]
- a former gold coin of France, issued from 1640 to 1795; pistole.
Origin of louis d'or
1680–90; < French: literally, louis of gold; named after Louis XIII
Also called louis.
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- a former French gold coin worth 20 francs
- an old French coin minted in the reign of Louis XIII
Often shortened to: louis
C17: from French: golden louis, named after Louis XIII
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