cran

1 of 2

noun (1)

ˈkran
plural -s
Scottish
: a common swift ( Apus apus)

cran

2 of 2

noun (2)

"
plural -s
: British unit of capacity for fresh herrings equal to 37 ¹/₂ imperial gallons

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Middle English, crane

Noun (2)

Scottish Gaelic crann tree, lot, measure of herring; akin to Old Irish crann tree

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“Cran.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cran. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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