Definition of riksdaler
: an old Swedish dollar similar to the German reichsthaler and serving as the country's basic monetary unit from the 16th century to 1878; also : a coin representing one riksdaler
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Origin and Etymology of riksdaler
Swedish, from rike kingdom, realm (from Old Norse rīki) + daler — more at rich
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