noun ma·ri·en·gro·schen \məˈrēənˌgrōshən\

Definition of mariengroschen



  1. :  a German silver coin bearing a representation of the Madonna and Child that was first issued about 1505

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Origin and Etymology of mariengroschen

German, from Marie Mary, mother of Jesus + German groschen — more at groschen

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a trip made at another's expense

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