haikwan tael

[hahy-kwahn]

noun

the customs unit in China, which is the basis for other local taels, equal to 1.20666 troy ounces of fine silver.

Nearby words

  1. haight-ashbury,
  2. haik,
  3. haikai,
  4. haikou,
  5. haiku,
  6. hail,
  7. hail columbia,
  8. hail from,
  9. hail mary,
  10. hail-fellow

Origin of haikwan tael

From the Chinese word hǎiguǎn sea customhouse

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