al·​mud | \ (ˈ)al¦müd \
variants: or almude \ alˈmüdə \
plural -s

Definition of almud

: any of various old Portuguese and Spanish units of capacity varying as a dry measure from about 2 to 21 quarts and as a liquid measure from about 5 to 32 quarts

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First Known Use of almud

1781, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for almud

Spanish almud & Portuguese almude, from Arabic al-mudd, a dry measure

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“Almud.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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