Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

chaldron

play
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 and Etymology of chaldron

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


First Known Use: 1615


Learn More about chaldron


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up chaldron? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a very small amount

Get Word of the Day daily email!