rupee[ro̵̅o̅′pē, ro̵̅o̅ pē′]
the basic monetary unit of:
- the Seychelles
- Sri Lanka
Origin of rupeeHindi rūpiyah ; from Sanskrit rūpyaḥ, wrought silver
See Table at currency.
Origin of rupeeHindi rupayā, rupiyā, from Sanskrit rūpyam, stamped silver coin, from rūpya-, well-formed, stamped, from rūpam, shape.
- puree, purée
rupee - Investment & Finance Definition
The currency unit of Pakistan, Mauritius, Seychelles, and Sri Lanka, comprised of 100 cents. Nepal also uses the rupee; its unit is comprised of 100 paisa.