louis d'or

[ loo-ee dawr; French lwee dawr ]
/ ˌlu i ˈdɔr; French lwi ˈdɔr /

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.

Nearby words

  1. lough neagh,
  2. loughborough,
  3. louhi,
  4. louie,
  5. louis,
  6. louis heel,
  7. louis i,
  8. louis ii,
  9. louis ii de bourbon,
  10. louis iv

Origin of louis d'or

1680–90; < French: literally, louis of gold; named after Louis XIII

Also called louis.

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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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