from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A foreign businessman or a trader in China.
- n. A foreigner who is a chief executive of a business or company operating in China; a tycoon.
- n. A large, extremely venomous elapid snake (Oxyuranus scutellatus) of Australia and New Guinea, having long fangs and large venom glands.
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- n. large highly venomous snake of northeastern Australia
Chinese (Cantonese) taaî-paan, eminent businessman, head of a firm, equivalent to Chinese (Mandarin) tái, big + bān, class.
Wik-Mungan (Aboriginal language of northeast Australia) dhayban.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)