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[koh-koo; Japanese kaw-koo]
noun, plural ko·ku.
  1. a Japanese unit of dry measure equivalent to 5.12 bushels (1.8 hectoliters).
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Origin of koku

< Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese measure
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Historical Examples of koku

  • Had the stranger sneaked into the laboratory while Koku's back was turned?

    Tom Swift and His Giant Telescope

    Victor Appleton

  • At this moment Koku reappeared, saying the intruder had vanished.

  • Koku, stay on guard here from now on until I return from Cuba.

  • These, again, are subdivided into eighty-five provinces (koku or kumi).



  • "Well, that Koku is certainly a wonderful giant," said Ned, with a laugh.