rijksdaalder

noun
rijks·​daal·​der | \ ˈrīksˌdäl(d)ə(r) \
variants: or rijksdaaler or rijksdaler or less commonly rixdaler
plural rijksdaalders or rijksdalers also rixdalers

Definition of rijksdaalder

1 : a Dutch dollar similar to the German reichsthaler that was first issued in the 16th century
2 : the modern Dutch 2¹/₂ guilder piece issued up to 2002

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History and Etymology for rijksdaalder

Dutch, alteration of rijksdaler, from rijk kingdom, realm (from Middle Dutch rike, rijc) + daler taler; akin to Old High German rīhhi kingdom, realm

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“Rijksdaalder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rijksdaalder. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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