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groat

[groht] /groʊt/
noun
1.
a silver coin of England, equal to four pennies, issued from 1279 to 1662.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English groot < Middle Dutch groot large, name of a large coin; see great
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  • groat breakage is moderately heritable and effective selection for low groat breakage is possible.
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groat

/ɡrəʊt/
noun
1.
an English silver coin worth four pennies, taken out of circulation in the 17th century
Word Origin
C14: from Middle Dutch groot, from Middle Low German gros, from Medieval Latin (denarius) grossus thick (coin); see groschen
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Word Origin and History for groat
n.

medieval European coin, late 14c., probably from Middle Dutch groot, elliptical use of adj. meaning "great, big" (in sense of "thick"); see great. Recognized from 13c. in various nations, in 14c. it was roughly one-eighth an ounce of silver; the English groat coined 1351-2 was worth four pence. Also cf. groschen.

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