groschen

[ groh-shuhn ]
/ ˈgroʊ ʃən /

noun, plural gro·schen.

a zinc or aluminum coin of Austria until the euro was adopted, one 100th of a schilling.
a German 10-pfennig piece made of nickel.
any of the silver coins of various German regions first introduced in the 13th century.

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Origin of groschen

First recorded in 1610–20; from German; Middle High German grosse, grosze, from Latin (denārius) grossus “thick (coin)”; akin to groat
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British Dictionary definitions for groschen

groschen
/ (ˈɡrəʊʃən, German ˈɡrɔʃən) /

noun plural -schen

a former Austrian monetary unit worth one hundredth of a schilling
a former German coin worth ten pfennigs
a former German silver coin

Word Origin for groschen

C17: from German: Bohemian dialect alteration of Middle High German grosse, from Medieval Latin (denarius) grossus thick (penny); see gross, groat
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