: a Russian unit of weight equal to about 36.11 pounds (16.38 kilograms)

Word History


Russian pud, from Old Russian, from Old Norse pund pound — more at pound

First Known Use

1589, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pood was in 1589

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Cite this Entry

“Pood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pood. Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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