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guilder

[gil-der] /ˈgɪl dər/
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
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English gilder, guldren, with intrusive r < Middle Dutch gulden gulden
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British Dictionary definitions for guilder

guilder

/ˈɡɪldə/
noun (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
Word Origin
C15: changed from Middle Dutch gulden, literally: golden
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Word Origin and History for guilder
n.

Dutch coin, late 15c., probably from a mispronunciation of Middle Dutch gulden, literally "golden," in gulden (florijn) or some similar name for a golden coin (see golden).

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Encyclopedia Article for 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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