|1.||a unit of weight, used in the Far East, having various values between one to two and a half ounces|
|2.||(formerly) a Chinese monetary unit equivalent in value to a tael weight of standard silver|
|[C16: from Portuguese, from Malay tahil weight, perhaps from Hindi tolā weight of a new rupee, from Sanskrit tulā weight]|
a Chinese unit of weight that, when applied to silver, was long used as a unit of currency. Most taels were equivalent to 1.3 ounces of silver.
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