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bushel

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noun bush·el \ˈbu̇-shəl\

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 and Etymology of bushel

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


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bushel

verb bush·el

Definition of bushel

busheled

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busheling

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busheler

play \-sh(ə-)lər\ noun

Origin and Etymology of bushel

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



BUSHEL Defined for English Language Learners

bushel

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Definition of bushel for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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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