In Cuba, 20th century (UN 1966; Technical Factors..., 1972), a unit of capacity, approximately 662.43 liters (about 175 U.S. gallons). Also spelled bocoyo and bocoya.
In the 19th century, in Havana the bocoy was reportedly especially used for honey, = 6 barils, approximately 136 liters, and weighed 12 arrobas, approximately 138 kilograms. (Doursther 1840, page 56)
Simmonds (1892) reports that for coffee, there was a bocoya grande containing 40 arrobas and a bocoya pequino of 28 arrobas, while the sugar bocoya weighed from 50 to 54 arrobas, and the molasses bocoya held 110 imperial gallons.
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