Meaning of écu


Pronunciation: (ā-ky' Fr. ā-ky'), [key]
— pl. é•cus
  1. the shield carried by a mounted man-at-arms in the Middle Ages.
  2. any of various gold and silver coins of France, issued from the 13th through the 18th centuries, bearing the figure of a shield.


Pronunciation: (ā-k' or, sometimes, ē'sē'y'), [key]
— n.
  1. a money of account of the European Common Market used in international finance, based on the combined prorated values of the currencies of member nations.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. English Church Union.
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