from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A coin formerly used in Great Britain, worth two shillings and sixpence.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A pre-decimal coin used in Britain and Ireland, now obsolete, equivalent to two shillings and six pence
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An English silver coin of half the value of the crown — that is, 2s. 6d. It has been current since the time of Edward VI.
- n. A gold coin worth 2s. 6d., formerly current in England, and first issued by Henry VIII.
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