louis d'or

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the 1640 louis d'or

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Borrowing from French louis d'or (literally golden louis).

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louis d'or (plural louis d'or or louis d'ors)

  1. (historical numismatics) Any of the gold coins first introduced in France under Louis XIII in 1640, based upon the Spanish doubloon.
    • 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island:
      It was a long, difficult business, for the coins were of all countries and sizes — doubloons, and louis-d'ors, and guineas, and pieces of eight, and I know not what besides, all shaken together at random.

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Literally “golden louis”.

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louis d'or m (plural louis d'or)

  1. (historical numismatics) louis d'or (any gold coin introduced by Louis XIII)
  2. A cheese produced in Quebec.

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