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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Florin  \Flor"in\,  n.  [F.  florin,  It  florino,  orig.,  a 
  Florentine  coin,  with  a  lily  on  it  fr  flore  a  flower,  fr 
  L.  flos.  See  {Flower},  and  cf  {Floren}.] 
  A  silver  coin  of  Florence,  first  struck  in  the  twelfth 
  century,  and  noted  for  its  beauty.  The  name  is  given  to 
  different  coins  in  different  countries.  The  florin  of 
  England,  first  minted  in  1849,  is  worth  two  shillings,  or 
  about  48  cents;  the  florin  of  the  Netherlands,  about  40 
  cents;  of  Austria,  about  36  cents. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Guilder  \Guil"der\,  n.  [D.  gulden,  orig.,  golden.  Cf  {Golden}.] 
  A  Dutch  silver  coin  worth  about  forty  cents;  --  called  also 
  {florin}  and  {gulden}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  florin 
  n  1:  the  basic  unit  of  money  in  Suriname;  equal  to  100  cents 
  [syn:  {guilder},  {gulden}] 
  2:  the  basic  unit  of  money  in  the  Netherlands;  equal  to  100 
  cents  [syn:  {guilder},  {gulden}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Florin,  CA  (CDP,  FIPS  24498) 
  Location:  38.49065  N,  121.40439  W 
  Population  (1990):  24330  (9007  housing  units) 
  Area:  14.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Florin,  PA 
  Zip  code(s):  17552 




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