a monetary standard or system using silver of specified weight and fineness to define the basic unit of currency.
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- silver screen,
- silver service,
- silver spoon,
- silver spring,
- silver springs,
- silver star,
- silver state,
- silver surfer,
- silver thaw,
- silver trout
Origin of silver standard
An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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a monetary system in which the legal unit of currency is defined with reference to silver of a specified fineness and weight and sometimes (esp formerly) freely redeemable for it
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