noun \ˈflr-ən, ˈflär-\

Definition of FLORIN

a :  an old gold coin first struck at Florence in 1252
b :  any of various European gold coins patterned after the Florentine florin
a :  a British silver coin worth two shillings
b :  any of several similar coins issued in parts of the Commonwealth of Nations
:  gulden

Origin 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

Rhymes with FLORIN


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