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florin

[ flawr-in, flor- ]
/ ˈflɔr ɪn, ˈflɒr- /
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noun

a cupronickel coin of Great Britain, formerly equal to two shillings or the tenth part of a pound and retained in circulation equal to 10 new pence after decimalization in 1971: first issued in 1849 as a silver coin.
the guilder of the Netherlands.
a former gold coin of Florence, first issued in 1252 and widely imitated.
a former gold coin of England, first issued under Edward III.
a former gold coin of Austria, first issued in the middle of the 14th century.

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Origin of florin

1275–1325; Middle English <Middle French <Old Italian fiorino Florentine coin stamped with a lily, derivative of fiore flower <Latin flōrem, accusative of flōsflower

Definition for florin (2 of 2)

Florin
[ flawr-in, flor- ]
/ ˈflɔr ɪn, ˈflɒr- /

noun

a town in central California, near Sacramento.
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British Dictionary definitions for florin

florin
/ (ˈflɒrɪn) /

noun

a former British coin, originally silver and later cupronickel, equivalent to ten (new) pence
the standard monetary unit of Aruba, divided into 100 cents
(formerly) another name for guilder (def. 1)
any of various gold coins of Florence, Britain, or Austria

Word Origin for florin

C14: from French, from Old Italian fiorino Florentine coin, from fiore flower, from Latin flōs
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