krone

noun (1)
kro·​ne | \ ˈkrō-nə How to pronounce krone (audio) \
plural kroner\ ˈkrō-​nər How to pronounce kroner (audio) \

Definition of krone

 (Entry 1 of 2)

the basic monetary unit of Denmark and Norway — see Money Table

krone

noun (2)
kro·​ne | \ ˈkrō-nə How to pronounce krone (audio) \
plural kronen\ ˈkrō-​nən How to pronounce kronen (audio) \

Definition of krone (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the basic monetary unit of Austria from 1892 to 1925
2 : a coin representing one krone

First Known Use of krone

Noun (1)

1885, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1895, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for krone

Noun (1)

Danish, literally, crown

Noun (2)

German, literally, crown

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“Krone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/krone. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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