oban

noun
\ ˈōˌban \
variants: or obang \ -​aŋ \
plural -s

Definition of oban

: a large oval Japanese gold coin of the 16th to 19th centuries that varied in size and weight

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History and Etymology for oban

Japanese ōban, from ō- large + ban size

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“Oban.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oban. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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