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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A Chinese dynasty (1279-1368) established by the Mongolian ruler Kublai Khan at Peking (Beijing). It was superseded by the Ming dynasty.

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  • proper n. The imperial dynasty of China from 1279 to 1368.

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  • n. the basic unit of money in China
  • n. the imperial dynasty of China from 1279 to 1368

Etymologies

Chinese (Mandarin) Yuán, after the phrase dà zāi qián yuán, how large the heaven is, from yuán, primary, first.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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