Definition of mariengroschen in US English:

mariengroschen

noun

historical
  • A former German coin worth eight or ten pfennigs; the value of this coin.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Fynes Moryson (?1566–1630), traveller and writer. From German Mariengroschen from Marien-, combining form of Maria, the name of the Virgin Mary + Groschen.

Pronunciation

mariengroschen

/məˈrɪənˌɡrəʊʃn/