Definition of muid in English:

muid

noun

  • 1A dry measure used for grain, meat, salt, etc.

  • 2A liquid measure of widely varying capacity; a cask holding this amount.

noun

South African
  • A dry measure of capacity approximately equal to three bushels (109 litres), used chiefly for grain.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Geoffrey Chaucer (c1340–1400), poet and administrator. From Anglo-Norman and Middle French mui measure of capacity, Middle French, French muid from classical Latin modius<br>late 18th century. From South African Dutch muid from French muid.

Pronunciation

muid

/mwiː/