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- n. A dry measure of 2 pints or greater.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Greek dry measure, mentioned by Homer, and originally the daily ration of a man, but varying from a quart to over a quart and a half.
From Ancient Greek χοῖνιξ (choînix). (Wiktionary)