American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small shiny ornamental disk, often sewn on cloth; a spangle.
- n. A gold coin of the Venetian Republic. Also called zecchino.
- v. To affix sequins to (a garment, for example).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gold coin of Venice (Italian zecchino or zecchino d'oro), first minted about 1280, and issued by the doges till the extinction of the Venetian republic. (See zecchino.) It was worth rather more than 9s., about $2.18, and bore on the obverse a representation of St. Mark blessing the banner of the republic held by the doge kneeling, and on the reverse a figure of Christ.
- n. A large basket of the Californian and southwestern Indians, used for storing seeds.
- n. historical Any of various small gold coins minted in Italy and Turkey.
- n. A sparkling spangle used for the decoration of ornate clothing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An old gold coin of Italy and Turkey. It was first struck at Venice about the end of the 13th century, and afterward in the other Italian cities, and by the Levant trade was introduced into Turkey. It is worth about 9s. 3d. sterling, or about $2.25. The different kinds vary somewhat in value.
- n. adornment consisting of a small piece of shiny material used to decorate clothing
- From French sequin, from Italian zecchino, from zecca ("mint"), from Arabic سكّة (sicca, "die for coining, coin"). Compare zecchin. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French, Venetian coin, from Italian zecchino, from zecca, mint, from Arabic sikka, coin die, from sakka, to close, coin; see skk in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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