Variant of bushel
- a unit of dry measure for grain, fruit, etc., equal to 32 dry quarts or 4 pecks (35.2384 dry liters or 1.2445 cubic feet): abbrev. bu
- a container holding one bushel
- a weight taken as the equivalent of one bushel
- Informal a large amount Abbrev. bu
Origin: Middle English busshel ; from Old French boissel ; from boisse, grain measure ; from Gaulish an unverified form bostia, handful ; from an unverified form bosta, palm of the hand
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