A Spanish word for "bag," which has been a unit at various times and places.
In Uruguay, 20th century, a unit of mass used for brown rice, = 50 kilograms (about 110.23 pounds).
J. L. Maclean, D. C. Dawe, B. Hardy and G. P. Hettel.
Rice Almanac. 3rd edition.
Para los tratos de la recolección de nuestras cosechas de maíz, sirve de unidad la bolsa.
Alvarez, writing of Argentina. Clearly he thinks the bolsa is a unit for maize, but the magnitude is undefined.
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