from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Spanish and Spanish-American unit of weight equal to 2000 local pounds, or about 2032.2 pounds avoirdupois. It is now applied also to the metric ton of 2204. 6 pounds avoirdupois.
  • noun A dry measure, in Portugal over 40 bushels, in Argentina 29.2 United States bushels.
  • noun A liquid measure, in Portugal about 224 gallons, in Spain about 256 gallons, and in Brazil about 264 gallons, United States measure.


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