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Meaning of florin

flor•in

Pronunciation: (flôr'in, flor'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a cupronickel coin of Great Britain, formerly equal to two shillings or the tenth part of a pound and retained in circulation equal to 10 new pence after decimalization in 1971: first issued in 1849 as a silver coin.
  2. the guilder of the Netherlands.
  3. a former gold coin of Florence, first issued in 1252 and widely imitated.
  4. a former gold coin of England, first issued under Edward III.
  5. a former gold coin of Austria, first issued in the middle of the 14th century.

Flor•in

Pronunciation: (flôr'in, flor'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a town in central California, near Sacramento. 16,523.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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