[groh-shuh n] /ˈgroʊ ʃən/

noun, plural groschen.
a zinc or aluminum coin of Austria until the was adopted, the 100th part of a schilling.
a German 10-pfennig piece made of nickel.
any of the silver coins of various German regions first introduced in the 13th century.
/ˈɡrəʊʃən; German ˈɡrɔʃən/
noun (pl) -schen
a former Austrian monetary unit worth one hundredth of a schilling
a former German coin worth ten pfennigs
a former German silver coin

1610s, small silver coin formerly used in Germany and Austria, from German groschen, altered from Czech groš, name of a coin (about one-thirtieth of a thaler), from Medieval Latin (denarius) grossus, literally “a thick coin,” from Latin grossus “thick” (see gross, and cf. groat).


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