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liang

[lyahng]
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noun, plural liang, liangs.
  1. a Chinese unit of weight, equal to 1/16 (0.0625) catty, and equivalent to about 1.33 ounces (38 grams).
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Origin of liang

First recorded in 1820–30, liang is from the Chinese word liǎng
Also called tael, haikwan tael.

Liang

[lyahng]
noun Wade-Giles, Pinyin.
  1. one of two dynasties that ruled in China, a.d. 502–57, 907–23.
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