Cabas vs Caban - What's the difference?

cabas | caban |

As nouns the difference between cabas and caban

is that cabas is a flat basket or frail for figs, etc while caban is (philippines) a grain measure equal to 347 cubic feet, used in the philippine islands.



Alternative forms

* caba


  • A flat basket or frail for figs, etc.
  • A lady's flat workbasket, reticule, or handbag.
  • * , The Professor
  • I looked at Frances, she was putting her books into her cabas
    (Webster 1913) ----




    (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 . }}