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Almude

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Almude A measure for liquids in several countries. In Portugal the Lisbon almude is about 4.4, and the Oporto almude about 6.6, gallons U. S. measure. In Turkey the “almud” is about 1.4 gallons.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pg. almude, or Sp. almud, a measure of grain or dry fruit, fr. Ar. al-mudd, a dry measure

Usage

In literature:

Water is brought in a gourd and poured into it, together with half an almud of salt.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
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