Florin meaning

flôrĭn, flŏr-
A guilder.
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A British coin worth two shillings.
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A gold coin of medieval Florence, issued in 1252
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A British coin originally equal to two shillings.
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Any of various European or South African silver or gold coins.
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The currency of Aruba, divided into 100 cents, symbol ƒ.
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A pre-decimal British coin, worth two shillings or ten new pence.
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A guilder (former currency unit of the Netherlands).
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Any of several gold coins once produced in Florence, Italy.
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A pre-decimal Australian coin, worth 24 pence or a tenth of a pound.
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Origin of florin

  • Middle English from Old French from Old Italian fiorino from fiore flower (from the lily on the coins) from Latin flōs flōr- flower bhel-3 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French florin, from Italian fiorino

    From Wiktionary