groat

[ groht ]

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

Origin of groat

1
1325–75; Middle English groot<Middle Dutch groot large, name of a large coin; see great

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groat

/ (ɡrəʊt) /


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

Origin of groat

1
C14: from Middle Dutch groot, from Middle Low German gros, from Medieval Latin (denarius) grossus thick (coin); see groschen

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