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n. pl. pfennig or pfen·nigs
A coin formerly used in Germany, worth 1/100 of a deutsche mark

[German, from Middle High German pfennic, from Old High German pfenning.]
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(ˈfɛnɪɡ; German ˈpfɛnɪç )
n, pl -nigs or -nige (German -nɪɡə )
1. (Currencies) a former German monetary unit worth one hundredth of a Deutschmark
2. (Currencies) (formerly) a monetary unit worth one hundredth of an East German ostmark
[German: penny]
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(ˈfɛn ɪg; Ger. ˈpfɛn ɪx)

n., pl. pfen•nig, pfen•nigs, pfen•ni•ge (Ger. ˈpfɛn ɪ gə)
a unit of currency in Germany, equal to 1/100 of the mark.
[1540–50; < German: penny]
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Noun1.pfennig - 100 pfennigs formerly equaled 1 Deutsche Mark in Germanypfennig - 100 pfennigs formerly equaled 1 Deutsche Mark in Germany
German monetary unit - monetary unit in Germany
Deutsche Mark, Deutschmark, German mark, mark - formerly the basic unit of money in Germany
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[ˈfenɪg] Npfennig m
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The plains spadefoot toad spawns offspring that grow up faster if dad is a different species called the Mexican spadefoot, says Karin Pfennig of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Simpson took the first division of the nine-furlong maiden courtesy of Pfennig, who landed the spoils under a fine ride from Trevor Naughton.
Models had realistic proportions, heads, and tapering mils, unlike clay models used in other studies, which were cylindrical (Brodie 1993; Brodie and Janzen 1995; Hinman and others 1997; Pfennig and others 2001).
Pfennig wrote to county superintendents, telling them that the "message of the group, while including anti-violence, may cross into areas that are sectarian in nature."