groat

[ groht ]
/ groʊt /

noun

a silver coin of England, equal to four pennies, issued from 1279 to 1662.

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Origin of groat

1325–75; Middle English groot<Middle Dutch groot large, name of a large coin; see great
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British Dictionary definitions for groat

groat
/ (ɡrəʊt) /

noun

an English silver coin worth four pennies, taken out of circulation in the 17th century

Word Origin for groat

C14: from Middle Dutch groot, from Middle Low German gros, from Medieval Latin (denarius) grossus thick (coin); see groschen
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