Meaning of yuan

yu•an

Pronunciation: (y-än' Chin. yyän), [key]
— pl. -an.
  1. Also calleda copper coin of the Republic of China, equal to 100 cents; dollar.
  2. a paper money, brass or cupronickel coin, and monetary unit of the People's Republic of China, equal to 10 jiao or 100 fen.

Yu•an

Pronunciation: (y-än' Chin. yyän), [key]
— n.
  1. (in the Republic of China) a department of government; council.

Yü•an

Pronunciation: (y-än' Chin. yyän), [key]
— n.
  1. the Mongol dynasty in China, 1260–1368, founded by Kublai Khan.
  2. Yüen.
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