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Noun: thrift  thrift
  1. Extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
    - parsimony, parsimoniousness, penny-pinching
     
  2. Any of numerous sun-loving low-growing evergreens of the genus Armeria having round heads of pink or white flowers
     
  3. [US] A depository financial institution intended to encourage personal savings and home buying
    - thrift institution [US]

Derived forms: thrifts

Type of: bank, banking company, banking concern, depository financial institution, frugality, frugalness, subshrub, suffrutex

Part of: Armeria, genus Armeria

Encyclopedia: Thrift