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pi·as·ter

also pi·as·tre  (pē-ăs′tər, -ä′stər)
n.
1. A unit of currency equal to 1/100 of the primary unit of currency in Egypt and various other countries of the Middle East.
2. Piece of eight.

[French piastre, from Italian piastra, thin metal plate, from Latin emplastrum, medical dressing; see plaster.]

piastre

(pɪˈæstə) or

piaster

n
1. (Currencies) (formerly) the standard monetary unit of South Vietnam, divided into 100 cents
2. (Currencies) a fractional monetary unit of Egypt, Lebanon, Sudan, South Sudan, and Syria worth one hundredth of a pound
3. (Currencies) another name for kuruş
4. (Currencies) a rare word for piece of eight
[C17: from French piastre, from Italian piastra d'argento silver plate; related to Italian piastro plaster]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.piastre - a fractional monetary unit in Egypt and Lebanon and Sudan and Syriapiastre - a fractional monetary unit in Egypt and Lebanon and Sudan and Syria
fractional monetary unit, subunit - a monetary unit that is valued at a fraction (usually one hundredth) of the basic monetary unit
Egyptian pound, pound - the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters
Lebanese pound, pound - the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters
Sudanese pound, pound - the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters
Syrian pound, pound - the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters
2.piastre - 100 kurus equal 1 lira in Turkey
Turkish monetary unit - monetary unit in Turkey
Turkish lira, lira - the basic unit of money in Turkey
asper - 20 aspers equal 1 kurus in Turkey
Translations

piastre

piaster (US) [pɪˈæstəʳ] Npiastra f
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