Various units of liquid capacity used for wine, at least as early as the 12th century¹, most = ¹⁄₁₂ almude. Also spelled canado, canhado, canhada.
1. Henrique da Gama Barros.
Historia da Administração Publica em Portugal seculos XII a XV. vol 10.
Lisbon: Livaria sá da Costa, n.d.
|Cape Verde Islands
? – 20th century,
|about 1.4 L
United Nations, 1966.
|Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro||1.38 L|
|Porto||2.09 liters. = ¹⁄₁₂th of an almude, but the almude of Porto is 25.08 liters, while that of Lisbon is 16.54 L. It is more likely to be spelled canhada.|
|Brazil||¹⁄₁₂th of an almude, about 2.662 liters.|
|5¹⁄₇ canadas of Lisbon, about 7.09 liters. An outlier.
|Colombo, Sri Lanka, 19th century||showing the English influence, = ¹⁄₅ velte = 2 quarts = 30 drams = 2²⁄₃ imperial pints, about 1.51 liters.|
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