Definitions

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

  • n. See Table at currency.

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  • n. A currency unit of the People's Republic of China, one tenth of a yuan.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 10 jiao equal 1 yuan in China

Etymologies

Chinese jiacaron.gifo, one tenth of a dollar.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Mandarin (jiǎo). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The gyoza in Chinese 'jiao zhi' or 'gao jee' were tiny as hell, but fried beautifully.

    Shisen Ramen, Torrance - A Szechuan-Style Ramen Shop

  • P: The word jiao zi has a fascinating history where it has taken on different meanings throughout the centuries.

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  • The word jiao zi then began to be used as a general term for money.

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  • In Northern China, homemade meat-filled dumplings called jiao zi are popular for the festival.

    Michael Ho: Welcome To The Year Of The Rabbit

  • In September, China Securities Co., one of the two underwriters for Sinohydro Group's IPO, said in a report that it expects the company's net profit to grow 37.3% in 2011 and estimates earnings per share of 40 jiao.

    Sinohydro to Debut Tuesday in Shanghai

  • Add salt and la jiao to taste, then serve over rice.

    Smoked Tofu Stir fry « Peace Corps: China

  • Shanda's net profit in the three months ended June 30 was 8.8 million yuan $1.4 million, or 16 jiao per American depositary share, down from 169.9 million yuan, or 2.78 yuan per ADS, a year earlier.

    Shanda Interactive Net Profit Falls 95%

  • Until last spring, it cost as little as four jiao [4p] a kilo, prompting many farmers to turn to other crops.

    Six casualties of the world food crisis

  • One of my favorite spicy cuisines is true Sichuan-syle Chinese food, which is characterized by its use of red fire oil (vegetable oil that is infused with red chile pepper essence) and the face-numbing Sichuan Peppercorn, also known as hua jiao (meaning flower pepper, as it resembles a tiny flower) or fagara.

    NJ Dining: Chengdu 1 (UPDATED August 2009)

  • The Beijing-based company which operates under two major brands, GOME Appliances and China Paradise, recommended a first-half dividend of 2.2 jiao.

    Gome Electrical Net Profit Rises 30%

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