sheng

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

Definition of sheng

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

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Origin and Etymology of sheng

Chinese (Pekingese) sheng1


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