almud

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1781, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of almud was in 1781

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“Almud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/almud. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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