florin

play
noun flo·rin \ˈflȯr-ən, ˈflär-\

Definition of florin

  1. 1a :  an old gold coin first struck at Florence in 1252b :  any of various European gold coins patterned after the Florentine florin

  2. 2a :  a British silver coin worth two shillingsb :  any of several similar coins issued in parts of the Commonwealth of Nations

  3. 3 :  gulden

Origin and Etymology 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

Learn More about florin


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up florin? 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!