florin

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈflɒrɪn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈflɔrɪn, ˈflɑr-/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(flôrin, flor-)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
flor•in /ˈflɔrɪn, ˈflɑr-/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Currencya former British coin equal to two shillings.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
flor•in  (flôrin, flor-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Currencya cupronickel coin of Great Britain, formerly equal to two shillings or the tenth part of a pound and retained in circulation equal to 10 new pence after decimalization in 1971: first issued in 1849 as a silver coin.
  2. Currencythe guilder of the Netherlands.
  3. Currencya former gold coin of Florence, first issued in 1252 and widely imitated.
  4. Currencya former gold coin of England, first issued under Edward III.
  5. Currencya former gold coin of Austria, first issued in the middle of the 14th century.
  • Latin flōrem, accusative of flōs flower
  • Old Italian fiorino Florentine coin stamped with a lily, derivative of fiore flower
  • Middle French
  • Middle English 1275–1325

Flor•in  (flôrin, flor-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Place Namesa town in central California, near Sacramento. 16,523.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
florin /ˈflɒrɪn/ n
  1. a former British coin, originally silver and later cupronickel, equivalent to ten (new) pence
  2. (formerly) another name for guilder
Etymology: 14th Century: from French, from Old Italian fiorino Florentine coin, from fiore flower, from Latin flōs
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