carolin

noun
car·o·lin | \ ¦karə¦lēn \
plural carolins\-nz \ or caroliner\ˌ⸗⸗ˈlēnə(r) \

Definition of carolin 

1 : any of several coins issued under Swedish kings named Charles in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries

2 plural karolins or karolin \¦karə¦lēn \ [ German karolin, from New Latin carolinus, from Medieval Latin Carolus (after Charles Albert †1745 prince of Bavaria) + Latin -inus -ine ]

a(1) : an old gold coin of Bavaria first struck in the 18th century

(2) : any of several coins of Württemberg and other southern German states similar to the 18th century gold carolin of Bavaria

b : a unit of value equivalent to a German carolin half-carolin and ¹/₄-carolin coins

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History and Etymology for carolin

Swedish karolin, from New Latin carolinus of Charles, from Medieval Latin Carolus Charles (after Charles XI †1697, Charles XII †1718 & Charles XIV †1844, kings of Sweden) + Latin -inus -ine

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