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squillion

(ˈskwɪljən)
n, pl -lions or -lion
(often plural) an extremely large but unspecified number, quantity, or amount
determiner
a. amounting to a squillion
b. (as pronoun): there were squillions of them everywhere.
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Translations

squillion

n (inf)Myriade f usu pl, → Abermillionen pl; squillions of poundsAbermillionen Pfund
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
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Ten million billion squillion roubles invested for no return.
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