Definition of "piastres" [piastres]

  • Plural form of piastre. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "piastres" in a sentence
  • "In 1815, he farmed out the mint for a yearly sum of seven millions of piastres, which is, at the present rate of exchange, about two hundred thousand pounds sterling, obliging the people to take the dollar at eight of his piastres, although it is well known to be now worth twenty-two or twenty-three."
  • "A bowl of ful offers a lot of protein and fiber for just a few piastres."
  • "She sets the white bowl upon the table, then passes softly across the room to Madame Lieu who hands her the crumpled bills of five hundred and fifty piastres."