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

  • n. A Dutch and South African unit of land area equal to 2.1 acres.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a unit of measurement of land in the Netherlands and the Dutch colonies, also used in Prussia, Denmark and Norway, equivalent to two acres.


Dutch, morning (referring to the amount of land that can be plowed in a morning), from Middle Dutch morghen.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From German Morgen ("measure of land") (Wiktionary)


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