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ru•pee



Pronunciation: (rOO-pē', rOO'pē), [key]
n.
1. a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of India, Nepal, and Pakistan, equal to 100 paise. Abbr.: R., Re.
2. a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Mauritius, the Seychelles, and Sri Lanka, equal to 100 cents.
3. Also called rufiyaa. a coin and monetary unit of the Maldives, equal to 100 laris.
4. a former monetary unit of Bhutan, equal to 100 naye paise.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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