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 (flôr′ĭn, flŏr′-)
1. A guilder.
2. A British coin worth two shillings.
a. A gold coin first issued at Florence, Italy, in 1252.
b. Any of several gold coins similar to the Florentine florin, formerly used in Europe.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Old Italian fiorino, from fiore, flower (from the lily on the coins), from Latin flōs, flōr-, flower; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]


1. (Currencies) a former British coin, originally silver and later cupronickel, equivalent to ten (new) pence
2. (Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Aruba, divided into 100 cents
3. (Currencies) (formerly) another name for guilder1
4. any of various gold coins of Florence, Britain, or Austria
[C14: from French, from Old Italian fiorino Florentine coin, from fiore flower, from Latin flōs]


(ˈflɔr ɪn, ˈflɒr-)

1. a former British coin, orig. of silver, equal to two shillings.
2. the guilder of the Netherlands.
3. a former gold coin of Florence, first issued in 1252.
4. any of various former gold coins of Europe.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French < early Italian fiorino Florentine coin stamped with a lily, derivative of fiore flower < Latin flōrem]
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Noun1.florin - the basic unit of money in Surinameflorin - the basic unit of money in Suriname; equal to 100 cents
Surinamese monetary unit - monetary unit in Suriname
2.florin - formerly the basic unit of money in the Netherlands; equal to 100 cents
cent - a fractional monetary unit of several countries
Dutch monetary unit - monetary unit in the Netherlands


[ˈflɒrɪn] Nflorín m (Brit) (formerly) → florín m moneda de dos chelines


nFlorin m; (Dutch) → Gulden m; (dated Brit) → Zweishillingstück nt