mul·​ture ˈməl-chər How to pronounce multure (audio)
Scottish usually
ˈmü-tər How to pronounce multure (audio)
chiefly Scotland
: a fee for grinding grain at a mill

Word History


Middle English multyr, from Anglo-French multure, molture, literally, grinding, from Vulgar Latin *molitura, from Latin molitus, past participle of molere to grind — more at meal

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of multure was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Multure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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