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1. (Units) one of two different Scottish units of measurement for grain, the first (for measuring commodities sold by level measure, such as wheat) roughly equal to an imperial bushel, the second (for measuring commodities sold by heaped measure, such as barley or corn) roughly half as large again
2. the quantity of grain that can be contained in a firlot
Firlota measure of corn; fourth part of a boll [6 Imperial bushels]; a great quantity.
Examples: firlot of butter, 1549; of corn, 15873; of gold, 1832; of grain, 1842; of meal, 1484; of oats, 1540; of partridge, 1883; of rye, 1708; of wheat, 1708.