flor·in (flôrĭn, flŏr-)
1. A guilder.
2. A British coin worth two shillings.
a. A gold coin first issued at Florence, Italy, in 1252.
b. Any of several gold coins similar to the Florentine florin, formerly used in Europe.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Old Italian fiorino, from fiore, flower (from the lily on the coins), from Latin flōs, flōr-, flower; see bhel-3 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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