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 (kro͞o′gə-rănd′, -ränd′)
A one-ounce gold coin of the Republic of South Africa.

[Afrikaans : after Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger (1825-1904), South African politician + rand, rand; see rand1.]
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(Currencies) a South African coin used for investment only and containing 1 troy ounce of gold
[C20: from S. J. P. Kruger + rand1]
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(ˈkru gəˌrænd, -ˌrɑnd)

(sometimes l.c.) a one-ounce gold coin of the Republic of South Africa, equal to 25 rand.
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[ˈkruːgəˌrænd] Nkrugerrand m
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