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decare

[ dek-air, -ahr ]
/ ˈdɛk ɛər, -ɑr /
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noun
a unit of surface measure equal to 10 ares, or 1000 square meters: equivalent to 0.2471 acre.
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Origin of decare

First recorded in 1825–35; from French décare, equivalent to déca- (from Greek deka- ) + are (from Latin ārea ); see origin at deka-, are2
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British Dictionary definitions for decare

decare
/ (ˈdɛkɛə, dɛˈkɛə) /

noun
ten ares or 1000 square metres

Word Origin for decare

C19: from French décare; see deca-, are ²
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