sheng

noun

variants or less commonly shing or cheng
ˈs(h)|eŋ,
ˈch|,
|iŋ
plural sheng or shengs
: a Chinese unit of liquid capacity equal to 1.094 quarts or 1.035 liters according to the 1914 standard or 1.057 quarts or 1 liter according to the 1929 standard

Word History

Etymology

Chinese (Pekingese) sheng1

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“Sheng.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sheng. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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