am·​bro·​si·​no | \ ˌam-brə-ˈsē-nō \
variants: or less commonly ambrosin \ ˈam-​brə-​ˌzin , -​ˌzēn \
plural ambrosinos or ambrosins

Definition of ambrosino

: a Milanese gold or silver coin of the late 13th and early 14th centuries featuring a depiction of St. Ambrose

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First Known Use of ambrosino

1753, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ambrosino

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

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“Ambrosino.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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