liang

noun

li·​ang
lēˈäŋ,
-ˈaŋ
plural liang also liangs
: an old Chinese unit of weight equal to ¹/₁₆ catty and equivalent to a little more than an ounce avoirdupois

called also tael

Word History

Etymology

Chinese (Pekingese) liang3

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“Liang.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/liang. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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