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monetary unit of Romania, introduced 1867, literally "lion." Monetary names in the Balkans often translate as "lion" because Dutch gold coins stamped with lions circulated widely in the region in the 17c. and the word for "lion" came to be a word for "money" in some languages there.
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Child's name for "steam-engine locomotive," 1895, echoic (choo-choo cars is attested from 1891).
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