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chaldron

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noun chal·dron \ˈchȯl-drən, ˈchäl-\

Definition of chaldron

  1. :  any of various old units of measure varying from 32 to 72 imperial bushels



Origin of chaldron

Middle French chauderon, from chaudere basin, from Late Latin caldaria — more at cauldron


First Known Use: 1615

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