Simple Definition of yuan
: the basic unit of money in China; also : a coin or bill worth one yuan
Full Definition of yuan
1 — see money table
2 : the dollar of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
Origin of yuan
Chinese (Beijing) yuán
First Known Use: 1917
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