variants or less commonly ambrosin
plural ambrosinos or ambrosins
: a Milanese gold or silver coin of the late 13th and early 14th centuries featuring a depiction of St. Ambrose

Word History


Medieval Latin Ambrosinus (nummus), literally, Ambrosian coin, from St. Ambrose (Ambrosius) + Latin -inus -ine

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ambrosino was in 1753

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“Ambrosino.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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