chaldron

noun
chal·​dron | \ ˈchȯl-drən How to pronounce chaldron (audio) , ˈchäl- \

Definition of chaldron

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

First Known Use of chaldron

1615, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chaldron

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

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“Chaldron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chaldron. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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