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caban (plural cabans)
- (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:
- 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:
- Eusebio Mazorca further states: --"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
caban m (plural cabans)
- "caban" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- plural form of