Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The primary unit of currency in Estonia before the adoption of the euro.

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  • noun The former currency of Estonia, divided into 100 senti

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  • noun the basic unit of money in Estonia

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Estonian, from German Krone, from Middle High German krōn, krōne, from Old High German korōna, from Latin corōna, crown (from the crown printed on the coin); see crown.]

Examples

  • He was paid the equivalent of £3,500 for the Leeds robbery in Estonian kroon.

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  • In November, Brussels said Estonia was well on track to meet its January 2011 target to switch from the kroon, which is already pegged to the euro, and that it could get the green light this June.

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  • In November, Brussels said Estonia was well on track to meet its January 2011 target to switch from the kroon, which is already pegged to the euro, and that it could get the green light this June.

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  • That's too bad, I never knew what their currency was called but the "kroon" is the best name for a currency I've ever heard

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  • That's too bad, I never knew what their currency was called but the "kroon" is the best name for a currency I've ever heard

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • That's too bad, I never knew what their currency was called but the "kroon" is the best name for a currency I've ever heard

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  • Yet critics are still in doubt over whether dumping the country's kroon was the right move for this Baltic state of just 1.3 million people.

    Estonia Adjusts to Euro Amid Concerns Over Currency's Future

  • In January, Estonia abandoned the kroon as its official currency, adopting the euro in the midst of a debt crisis that has thrown the currency union into doubt.

    Estonia Growth to Be 'Smaller'

  • "The kroon just turned 18 last summer," says Tea, a nursery school teacher in Tallinn.

    Estonia gets cool welcome from a eurozone in crisis

  • Yet critics are still in doubt over whether dumping the country's kroon was the right move for this Baltic state of just 1.3 million people.

    Estonia Adjusts to Euro Amid Concerns Over Currency's Future

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