Caban vs Caba - What's the difference?

caban | caba |

As nouns the difference between caban and caba

is that caban is (philippines) a grain measure equal to 347 cubic feet, used in the philippine islands while caba is (dated) a cabas, or lady's bag.




(en noun)
  • (Philippines) A grain measure equal to 3.47 cubic feet, used in the Philippine Islands.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1916, author=Fedor Jagor; Tomas de Comyn; Chas. Wilkes; Rudolf Virchow., title=The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=After a good harvest the caban fetches four reales; but just before the harvest the price rises to one dollar, and often much higher. }}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1906, author=John Foreman, title=The Philippine Islands, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Eusebio Mazorca further states: [105]--"The Governor receives payment of the tribute in rice-paddy, which he credits to the native at two reales in silver per caban . }}






    (en noun)
  • (dated) A cabas, or lady's bag.
  • * 1860 , Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth, The haunted homestead: and other nouvellettes (page 279)
  • Mrs. Sherbourne hurriedly searched her pocket, her caba , and her muff, without finding the lost treasure.