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bushelful

[boo sh-uh l-foo l]
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noun, plural bush·el·fuls.
  1. an amount equal to the capacity of a bushel.
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Origin of bushelful

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at bushel1, -ful

Usage note

See -ful.
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Historical Examples

  • A bushelful of nonsense is talked pro and con: it always is at an innovation.

    Diana of the Crossways, Complete

    George Meredith

  • He is asked if beans are taken from a bushelful, what colour predominates?

  • He pushed the empty chest into the river and then went home with the sexton to get his bushelful of money.

    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

    Hans Christian Andersen

  • And so quite contentedly they paid the bushelful of gold pieces to the peasant, who had got kisses, not cuffs, by his bargains.