lion dollar

noun

: a silver dollar of the Netherlands having a lion rampant on the obverse and first issued in 1575

called also leeuwendaalder

Word History

Etymology

translation of Dutch leeuwendaalder; from the lion rampant on the obverse

First Known Use

1697, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lion dollar was in 1697

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“Lion dollar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lion%20dollar. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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