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

  • Austrian archduke and emperor of Mexico (1864–1867). Appointed emperor by the French, who had recently occupied Mexico, he was captured and executed by Mexican republicans after the French withdrew from the country.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Bavarian gold coin worth about 13s. 6d. English.

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

  • noun A gold coin of Bavaria, of the value of about 13s. 6d. sterling, or about three dollars and a quarter.

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  • proper noun A male given name, rare in English.


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From German Maximilian, ultimately of Latin origin.


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