variants: or less commonly shing or cheng \ ˈs(h)|eŋ , ˈch| , |iŋ \
plural sheng or shengs

Definition of sheng

: 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

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Chinese (Pekingese) sheng1

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“Sheng.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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