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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)


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

    September 1, 2008