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An English silver coin worth four pence, used from the 14th to the 17th century.
[Middle English grot, from Middle Dutch groot, a thick, large coin, translation of Medieval Latin (dēnārius) grossus, thick (denarius).]
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(Historical Terms) an English silver coin worth four pennies, taken out of circulation in the 17th century
[C14: from Middle Dutch groot, from Middle Low German gros, from Medieval Latin (denarius) grossus thick (coin); see groschen]
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a former English silver coin equal to four pennies.
[1325–75; < Middle Dutch groot large, name of a large coin; see great]
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