Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small billon coin worth four kreutzers (about three cents), first issued toward the end of the fifteenth century by the canton of Bern, and afterward by other Swiss cantons, which placed their respective arms upon it. The name came to be applied also to certain small German coins.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A small copper coin, with a mixture of silver, formerly current in some parts of Germany and Switzerland. It was worth about four cents.

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  • noun historical A small copper coin, with a mixture of silver, formerly current in some parts of Germany and Switzerland.

Etymologies

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German Batz, Batze, Batzen, a coin bearing the image of a bear.

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