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The primary unit of currency in the Netherlands before the adoption of the euro.
n, pl -ders, -der, -dens or -den
1. (Currencies) Also called: florin the former standard monetary unit of the Netherlands, divided into 100 cents; replaced by the euro in 2002
2. (Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Curaçao and Sint Maarten, divided into 100 cents
3. (Historical Terms) any of various former gold or silver coins of Germany, Austria, or the Netherlands
[C15: changed from Middle Dutch gulden, literally: golden]
1. the basic currency of the Netherlands, which has a fixed value relative to the euro.
2. the basic monetary unit of the Netherlands Antilles and Suriname.
3. a former gold coin of the Netherlands; florin.
4. the Austrian florin.
5. any of various gold coins formerly issued by German states.Also called gulden.
[1425–75; < Middle Dutch gulden gulden]
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|Noun||1.||guilder - the basic unit of money in Suriname; equal to 100 cents|
Surinamese monetary unit - monetary unit in Suriname
|2.||guilder - 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