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Definition of bushel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    bushel

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈbʊʃl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʊʃl//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable] a unit for measuring grain and fruit (equal in volume to 8 gallons)
  2. 2bushels [plural] bushel (of something) (North American English, informal) a large amount of something
  3. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French boissel, perhaps of Gaulish origin.Idioms
    hide your light under a bushel
     
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    to not let people know that you are good at something
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