Definitions for piasterpiˈæs tər, -ˈɑ stər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pi•as•terpiˈæs tər, -ˈɑ stər(n.)

or pi•as•tre

  1. a monetary unit of Egypt, Lebanon, Sudan, and Syria, equal to 1/100 of a pound.

    Category: Numismatics

  2. the former peso or dollar of Spain and Spanish America.

    Category: Numismatics

Origin of piaster:

1605–15; < F piastre < It piastra thin sheet of metal, silver coin (short for piastra d'argento, lit., plate of silver), akin to piastroplaster

Princeton's WordNet

  1. piaster, piastre(noun)

    a fractional monetary unit in Egypt and Lebanon and Sudan and Syria

  2. kurus, piaster, piastre(noun)

    100 kurus equal 1 lira in Turkey

Webster Dictionary

  1. Piaster(noun)

    a silver coin of Spain and various other countries. See Peso. The Spanish piaster (commonly called peso, or peso duro) is of about the value of the American dollar. The Italian piaster, or scudo, was worth from 80 to 100 cents. The Turkish and Egyptian piasters are now worth about four and a half cents

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