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n. pl. rou·leaux or rou·leaus (-lōz′)
A small roll, especially of coins wrapped in paper.
[French, from Old French rolel, diminutive of role, roll, from Latin rotula, diminutive of rota, wheel; see rota.]
n, pl -leaux (-ləʊ; -ləʊz) or -leaus
1. a roll of paper containing coins
2. (Knitting & Sewing) (often plural) a roll of ribbon
[C17: from French, from role roll]
n., pl. -leaux, -leaus (-ˈloʊz)
a roll of coins in a paper wrapping.
[1685–95; < French; Middle French rolel, diminutive of role roll]
Rouleaua roll of coins; a coil.
Examples: rouleau of coins; of gold, 1884; of grey hair, 1876; of cheap repository poetry, 1795; of wire, 1825.