sycee

noun
sy·​cee | \ ˈsī-ˌsē How to pronounce sycee (audio) \
plural sycees or sycee

Definition of sycee

: silver money made in the form of ingots and formerly used in China often used before another nounsycee silver

First Known Use of sycee

1711, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sycee

Chinese (Guangdong) sai-sì, literally, fine silk

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“Sycee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sycee. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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