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  • noun 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.

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  • noun A dry measure of 2 pints or greater.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek χοῖνιξ (choînix).

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  • A dry measure of ancient Greece (variously estimated in imperial measure at one quart, and 1½ pints).

    September 1, 2008