Definition of kroon in English:

kroon

Pronunciation /kro͞on/ /krun/

nounkroons, krooni

  • (until the introduction of the euro in 2011) the basic monetary unit of Estonia, equal to 100 senti.

    ‘So you will still have to cope with the kroon, zloty, tolar and forint for a few years.’
    • ‘In Estonia, more than half want to retain the kroon, which many see as a symbol of their liberation from the old Soviet Union in 1991.’
    • ‘Diesel, for example, will go up from 2.55 to 3.84 kroons a litre.’
    • ‘The EEK or Estonian kroon exchanged at 14.62 to the US dollar in September, 1999.’
    • ‘In the case of Estonia, for instance, eight Estonian kroons are covered by one Deutschmark.’

Origin

Estonian, literally ‘crown’; compare with krona, krone.

Pronunciation

kroon

/kro͞on/ /krun/