caban

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

caban (plural cabans)

  1. (Philippines) A grain measure equal to 3.47 cubic feet, used in the Philippine Islands.
    • 1916, Fedor Jagor; Tomas de Comyn; Chas. Wilkes; Rudolf Virchow., The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes[1]:
      After a good harvest the caban fetches four reales; but just before the harvest the price rises to one dollar, and often much higher.
    • 1906, John Foreman, The Philippine Islands[2]:
      Eusebio Mazorca further states: [105]--"The Governor receives payment of the tribute in rice-paddy, which he credits to the native at two reales in silver per caban.

caban in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian gabbano

Noun[edit]

caban m (plural cabans)

  1. reefer jacket

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

caban m

  1. plural form of cab