[gil-der] /ˈgɪl dər/

a silver or nickel coin and monetary unit of the Netherlands until the was adopted, equal to 100 cents; florin.
Abbreviation: Gld., f., fl.
a former gold coin of the Netherlands; florin.
the monetary unit of the Netherlands Antilles and Suriname, equal to 100 cents.
the Austrian florin.
any of various gold coins formerly issued by German states.
noun (pl) -ders, -der, -dens, -den
Also called florin. the former standard monetary unit of the Netherlands, divided into 100 cents; replaced by the euro in 2002
the standard monetary unit of the Netherlands Antilles and Surinam, divided into 100 cents
any of various former gold or silver coins of Germany, Austria, or the Netherlands

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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