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

  • n. Chiefly British A shallow, usually oval gardening basket made with wide strips of wood.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A shallow, oval basket used for gardening
  • n. A trough or tray.
  • n. A hod for mortar.
  • n. An old measure of wheat equal to two thirds of a bushel.
  • n. A concubine; a harlot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A trough, or tray.
  • n. A hod for mortar.
  • n. An old measure of wheat equal to two thirds of a bushel.
  • n. A concubine; a harlot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hod for mortar.
  • n. A measure of wheat, as much as was carried in a trough, three trugs making two bushels.
  • n. A kind of wooden basket for carrying vegetables, etc.
  • n. A trollop; a trull.

Etymologies

Middle English, a shallow wooden tray, measure of corn, perhaps from Old Norse trog, trough; see deru- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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