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florin

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noun flo·rin \ˈflȯr-ən, ˈflär-\

Definition of florin

  1. 1 a :  an old gold coin first struck at Florence in 1252 b :  any of various European gold coins patterned after the Florentine florin

  2. 2 a :  a British silver coin worth two shillings b :  any of several similar coins issued in parts of the Commonwealth of Nations

  3. 3 :  gulden



Origin and Etymology of florin

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Old Italian fiorino, from fiore flower, from Latin flor-, flos; from the lily on the coins


First Known Use: 14th century

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