Sou (?), n.; pl. Sous (#) ∨ (#). [F. sou, OF. sol, from L. solidus a gold coin, in LL., a coin of less value. See Sold, n., Solid, and and cf. Sol, Soldo.]
An old French copper coin, equivalent in value to, and now displaced by, the five-centime piece (sou.
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