pine tree shilling


noun

a silver coin minted in Massachusetts in the mid to late 17th century, named for the pine tree within a circle shown on the obverse side.

Nearby words

  1. pine nut,
  2. pine siskin,
  3. pine snake,
  4. pine straw,
  5. pine tar,
  6. pine tree state,
  7. pine warbler,
  8. pine-barren,
  9. pine-tree,
  10. pineal

Origin of pine tree shilling

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019