Definition of florin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈflɒrɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈflɔːrɪn//
, NAmE//ˈflɑːrɪn//
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an old British coin worth two shillings (= now 10p) Word Originvia Old French from Italian fiorino, diminutive of fiore ‘flower’, from Latin flos, flor-. The word originally denoted a gold coin issued in Florence, bearing a fleur-de-lis (the city's emblem) on the reverse.