karaat

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Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: ka‧raat

Etymology[edit]

From the Greek word keration (fruit of the carob tree), which came into Dutch via Arabic and Italian. The seeds of such fruit were used in the ancient world as units for measuring weight.

Noun[edit]

karaat n ‎(plural karaats or karaten)

  1. carat (unit of weight)
  2. carat (measure of purity of gold)