yuan definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Mandarin yüan, literally , round
- river in SE China flowing from Guizhou province through Hunan into Dongting Hu: c. 550 mi (885 km)
- the Red River (in Asia)
yuan definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. yuan or yu·ans
Origin: Chinese (Mandarin) yuán, dollar.
Origin: Chinese (Mandarin) Yuán, after the phrase dà zāi qián yuán, how large the heaven is, from yuán, primary, first.
yuan - Investment & Finance Definition
The currency unit of China, comprised of 10 jiao. Also called renminbi.