quintal

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noun quin·tal \ ˈkwin-tᵊl , ˈkan- \

Definition of quintal

2 :a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms (about 220 pounds)

Origin and Etymology of quintal

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin quintale, from Arabic qinṭār, from Late Greek kentēnarion, from Late Latin centenarium, from Latin, neuter of centenarius consisting of a hundred — more at centenary


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