li·ra (lîrə, lērä)
n. pl. li·re (lîrā, lērĕ) or li·ras Abbr. l.
1. See Table at currency.
2. The primary unit of currency in Italy, Malta, San Marino, and the Vatican City before the adoption of the euro.
[Italian, from Old Italian, from Old Provençal liura, from Latin lībra, a unit of weight, pound.]
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