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pood

[ pood; Russian poot ]
/ pud; Russian put /
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noun

a Russian weight equal to about 36 pounds avoirdupois (16 kilograms).

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Origin of pood

First recorded in 1545–55; from Russian pud, from Low German or Old Norse pund “pound (unit of weight and measure)”; see pound2
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pood
/ (puːd) /

noun

a unit of weight, used in Russia, equal to 36.1 pounds or 16.39 kilograms

Word Origin for pood

C16: from Russian pud, probably from Old Norse pund pound ²
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