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gallon (n.)

English measure of capacity (containing four quarts), usually for liquids, late 13c., from Old North French galon, corresponding to Old French jalon, name of a liquid measure roughly equivalent to a modern gallon," which is related to (perhaps augmentative of) jale "bowl," from Medieval Latin or Vulgar Latin diminutive form galleta "bucket, pail," also "a measure of wine," a word of unknown origin, perhaps from Gaulish galla "vessel."

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Definitions of gallon from WordNet

gallon (n.)
a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters;
Synonyms: Imperial gallon / congius
gallon (n.)
United States liquid unit equal to 4 quarts or 3.785 liters;
Synonyms: gal
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