Origin of picul
Examples from the Web for picul
In one case, some years ago, coffee advanced to $31 a picul, and enormous fortunes were made.The Philippine Islands|Ramon Reyes Lala
It takes eight cabanes measure (vide p. 276) of fresh-picked ripe berries to turn out one picul weight of clean beans.
Rice of foreign importation is weighed and quoted by the picul of 133⅓ lbs.
The picul is here one hundred and thirty-seven pounds, Spanish, or one hundred and forty pounds, English.
The price of this manure varies with the quality from one dollar to three dollars the picul.Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume II|Karl Ritter von Scherzer