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haikwan tael

[hahy-kwahn]
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noun
  1. the customs unit in China, which is the basis for other local taels, equal to 1.20666 troy ounces of fine silver.
  2. liang.
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Origin of haikwan tael

From the Chinese word hǎiguǎn sea customhouse
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