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a Hebrew measure containing, as a liquid measure, ten baths, equivalent to fifty-five gallons, two quarts, one pint; and, as a dry measure, ten ephahs, equivalent to six bushels, two pecks, four quarts.

alternative forms: chomer, gomer.

Origin: Heb. Khomer.

(Science: zoology) a carrier pigeon remarkable for its ability to return home from a distance.

(Science: zoology) see hoemother.