candareen

noun
can·​da·​reen
variants: or candarin \ ¦kandə¦rēn \
plural -s

Definition of candareen

1 : a Chinese unit of weight equivalent to ¹/₁₀₀ tael
2 : a Chinese unit of value equivalent to ¹/₁₀₀ tael

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History and Etymology for candareen

Malay kĕndĕri, from Tamil kunri Indian licorice (Abrus precatorius); from the use of its berries as weights

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“Candareen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/candareen. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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