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noun 
  1. (historical) Any of various small gold coins minted in Italy and Turkey.
    • 1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
    • : English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Georges, and Louises, doubloons and double guineas and moidores and sequins, the pictures of all the kings of Europe for the last hundred years, strange Oriental pices stamped with what looked like wisps of string or its of spider's web, round pieces and square pieces, and pieces bored through the middle, as if to ware them round your neck - nearly every variety of money in the world must, I think, have found a place in that collection...
      1. A sparkling spangle used for the decoration of ornate clothing.
Translations: 
  • German: Pailette
    (trans-mid)
  • Italian: pailette , lustrino
  • French: pailettes
  • Spanish: lentejuela
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology: From French French, sequin, from Italian zecchino, from zecca "mint", from Arabic (ARchar, Ù, ÙÙ) (sikka) "die for coining, coin". Compare zecchin.


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