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- n. Any of various small coins used in Scotland and the Netherlands during the 15th and 16th centuries, having a value in Scotland of four pennies Scots.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small copper coin formerly current in Scotland, worth less than a cent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Scotch billon coin current in the fifteenth century (from 1468), and also in the sixteenth century. It was worth 4 pence Scotch (about two thirds of the United States cent), and under James VI. 8 pence Scotch.
From Middle English placke, from Dutch plak ("small coin"), from Middle Dutch placke ("name of a coin"). Cognate with Old High German pleh, bleh ("thin leaf of metal, plate"). Compare plaque. (Wiktionary)