from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A unit of weight used in India, equal to the weight of one silver rupee (11.7 grams or 180 troy grains).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a unit of mass used in India, equal to the mass of a silver rupee coin, fixed at 180 troy grains (11.663 8038 grams) in 1833, of a similar but slightly variable value before that date
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A weight of British India. The standard tola is equal to 180 grains.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fundamental unit of weight of the empire of India, by law precisely equal to 180 grains troy. It is about half a grain heavier than the old tola sicca.
- n. In Peru, a native burial-mound.
Hindi tolā, from Sanskrit tulā, weight; see telə- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hindi तोला (tolā), Urdu تولا (tolā) (Wiktionary)