[ mawr-guh n ]
/ ˈmɔr gən /


a unit of land measure equal to about two acres (0.8 hectare), formerly in use in Holland and the Dutch colonies and still used in South Africa.
a unit equal to about two-thirds of an acre (0.3 hectare), formerly used in Prussia, Norway, and Denmark.

Origin of morgen

1620–30, Americanism; < Dutch morgen and German Morgen morgen, morning (as much land as one plows in a morning) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for morgen


/ (ˈmɔːɡən) /


a South African unit of area, equal to about two acres or 0.8 hectare
a unit of area, formerly used in Prussia and Scandinavia, equal to about two thirds of an acre

Word Origin for morgen

C17: from Dutch: morning, a morning's ploughing
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