Definition of groschen in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈɡrəʊʃ(ə)n
, ˈɡrɒʃ(ə)n

noun (plural same)

1(Until the introduction of the euro in 2002) a monetary unit in Austria, equal to one hundredth of a schilling.
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  • Four talers, six groschen, ten pfennige, and eighty miles to Austria.
1.1 historical A small German silver coin.
1.2 informal (Until the introduction of the euro in 2002) a German ten-pfennig piece.


German, from Middle High German grosse, from medieval Latin (denarius) grossus 'thick (penny)'; compare with groat.

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