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Main Entry: dol·lar
Pronunciation: primarystressdäl-schwar
Function: noun
Etymology: from Dutch daler "silver coin formerly used in Germany," from German Taler (same meaning), shortened from Joachimstaler "a coin made in Sankt Joachimsthal (Saint Joachim's Valley) in Bohemia (a former kingdom in Europe)"
1 : a coin (as a Spanish peso) similar to an earlier German silver coin
2 a : a basic unit of money (as of the U.S. and Canada) b : a coin or bill representing one dollar

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