florin

noun flo·rin \ ˈflȯr-ən , ˈflär- \

Definition of florin

1 a :an old gold coin first struck at Florence in 1252
b :any of various European gold coins patterned after the Florentine florin
2 a :a British silver coin worth two shillings
b :any of several similar coins issued in parts of the Commonwealth of Nations
3 :gulden

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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


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