from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The area of land able to be ploughed in a day by a team of eight oxen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A plowland; as much land as one team can plow in a year and a day; -- by some said to be about 100 acres.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Formerly, as much land as could be cultivated by one caruca: usually about 100 acres, but the quantity varied according to the nature of the soil and the practice of husbandry in different districts. Also carue.


From Low Latin carucata ("plough"). Compare French charrue ("plough") (Wiktionary)



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