imperial bushel

im·pe·ri·al bush·el
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [im-peer-ee-uh l boo sh-uh l]
    • /ɪmˈpɪər i əl ˈbʊʃ əl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [im-peer-ee-uh l boo sh-uh l]
    • /ɪmˈpɪər i əl ˈbʊʃ əl/

Definitions of imperial bushel words

  • noun imperial bushel a unit of dry measure containing 4 pecks, equivalent in the U.S. (and formerly in England) to 2150.42 cubic inches or 35.24 liters (Winchester bushel) and in Great Britain to 2219.36 cubic inches or 36.38 liters (Imperial bushel) Abbreviation: bu., bush. 1
  • noun imperial bushel a container of this capacity. 1
  • noun imperial bushel a unit of weight equal to the weight of a bushel of a given commodity. 1
  • noun imperial bushel a large, unspecified amount or number: a bushel of kisses. 1

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Origin of imperial bushel

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English bu(i)sshel < Middle French boissel, equivalent to boisse unit of measure (< Gaulish *bostia; compare MIr bas, bos palm of the hand, handbreadth) + -el noun suffix

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imperial bushel popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 5% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
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