guilder

guilder

[gil-der]
noun
1.
a silver or nickel coin and monetary unit of the Netherlands until the euro was adopted, equal to 100 cents; florin. Abbreviation: Gld.,f.,fl.
2.
a former gold coin of the Netherlands; florin.
3.
the monetary unit of the Netherlands Antilles and Suriname, equal to 100 cents.
4.
the Austrian florin.
5.
any of various gold coins formerly issued by German states.
Also, gilder.
Also called gulden.


Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English gilder, guldren, with intrusive r < Middle Dutch gulden gulden

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guilder, gilder or gulden (ˈɡɪldə)
 
n , pl -ders, -der, -dens, -den
1.  Also called: florin the former standard monetary unit of the Netherlands, divided into 100 cents; replaced by the euro in 2002
2.  the standard monetary unit of the Netherlands Antilles and Surinam, divided into 100 cents
3.  any of various former gold or silver coins of Germany, Austria, or the Netherlands
 
[C15: changed from Middle Dutch gulden, literally: golden]
 
gilder, gilder or gulden
 
n
 
[C15: changed from Middle Dutch gulden, literally: golden]
 
gulden, gilder or gulden
 
n
 
[C15: changed from Middle Dutch gulden, literally: golden]

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guilder
Du. coin, c.1481, from Du. gulden, lit. "golden."
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guilder

former monetary unit of The Netherlands. In 2002 the guilder ceased to be legal tender after the euro, the monetary unit of the European Union, became the country's sole currency.

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