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British Dictionary definitions for spade guinea

spade guinea

noun
  1. British history a guinea decorated with a spade-shaped shield, coined during the reign of George III
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Historical Examples

  • A genial sort of custom, no doubt, but fancy the emulation and the heart-burning over the spade-guinea!

    Amaryllis at the Fair

    Richard Jefferies