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bovate

[ boh-veyt ]
/ ˈboʊ veɪt /
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noun
an old English unit of land area measurement equivalent to one-eighth of a carucate.
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Origin of bovate

1680–90; <Medieval Latin bovāta, equivalent to Latin bov- (stem of bōs) cow + -āta-ate1
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