haikwan tael

noun
hai·​kwan tael | \ ˈhīˈkwän- \

Definition of haikwan tael

: a unit of value formerly used in China for reckoning customs duties : customs tael

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History and Etymology for haikwan tael

haikwan from Chinese (Pekingese) hai3-kuan1 maritime customs, literally, gate of the sea

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“Haikwan tael.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haikwan%20tael. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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