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bushel

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noun bush·el \ˈbu̇-shəl\

Simple Definition of bushel

  • : a unit for measuring an amount of fruit and grain that is equal to about 35.2 liters in the U.S. and to about 36.4 liters in the U.K.

  • bushels : a large amount of something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bushel

  1. 1 :  any of various units of dry capacity — see weight table

  2. 2 :  a container holding a bushel

  3. 3 :  a large quantity <bushels of money>

Examples of bushel in a sentence

  1. <picked up a bushel of decorations at the after-Christmas sale>



Origin of bushel

Middle English busshel, from Anglo-French bussel, buschelle, from Old French boisse measure of grain, of Celtic origin; akin to Middle Irish boss breadth of the hand


First Known Use: 14th century


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bushel

verb bush·el

Definition of bushel

busheledbusheling play \-sh(ə-)liŋ\

busheler play \-sh(ə-)lər\ noun


Origin of bushel

probably from German bosseln to do poor work, to patch; akin to Old English bēatan to beat


First Known Use: circa 1877



BUSHEL Defined for Kids

bushel

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noun bush·el \ˈbu̇-shəl\

Definition of bushel for Students

  1. :  a unit of measure (as of grain, produce, or seafood) equal to four pecks or 32 quarts (about 35 liters)





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