Definitions for: Piaster


[n] 100 kurus equal 1 lira
[n] a fractional monetary unit in Egypt and Lebanon and Sudan and Syria



Webster (1913) Definition: Pi*as"ter, n. [F. piastre, It. piastra a thin plate of
metal, a dollar, LL. piastra, fr. L. emplastrum. See
Plaster.]
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.

Synonyms: kuru, piastre

See Also: asper, Egyptian pound, fractional monetary unit, Lebanese pound, lira, pound, subunit, Sudanese pound, Syrian pound, Turkish lira, Turkish monetary unit

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