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Definition of "mohur" [mo•hur]

  • A gold coin, equal to 15 rupees, that was used in British India in the 19th and early 20th centuries. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mohur" in a sentence
  • "Shah Jahan had given him a bag of gold, which the fakir had waved away, accepting only one gold mohur instead and leaving him with this prophecy—that a son would be born to him who would be, in the end, the death of him."
  • "So it was that he came here to the entrance to this underground temple complex, with five pennies and a mohur."
  • "It rustled through the wide domes of the gold mohur trees, and fluttered the fragments of the anonymous letter that Flory had thrown over the gate half an hour earlier."