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jiao

[jyou] /dʒyaʊ/
noun, plural jiao.
1.
a copper-zinc coin and monetary unit of the People's Republic of China, the 10th part of a yuan, equal to 10 fen.
Also, chiao.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; < Chinese jiǎo
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