chervonets

noun cher·vo·nets \chərˈvȯnə̇ts\
variants: or

chervonetz

or

tchervonets

or

tchervonetz

Definition of chervonets

plural

chervontsi

or

chervontzi

or

tchervontsi

or

tchervontzi

\-ntsē\
  1. 1 :  the gold 10-ruble coin of Soviet Russia authorized by decree in 1922 and first struck in 1923

  2. 2 :  a unit of value equivalent to one gold chervonets designated by law of 1924 as the basic monetary unit of the U.S.S.R. but never such in practice

  3. 3 :  a currency note representing one chervonets

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of chervonets

Russian chervonets, alteration of Old Russian červonyi, from Old Polish czerwony golden, purple


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up chervonets? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

feeling or affected by lethargy

Get Word of the Day daily email!