- n. 加仑（容量单位）
- n. (Gallon)人名；(法、意、瑞典)加隆
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词源不详。可能来自PIE*gel, 膨胀，鼓起，词源同dolphin, calf. 即鼓起来的一个容器。-on, 大词后缀。
- gallon:  English acquired gallon from Old Northern French galon. This was a descendant of medieval Latin gallēta, a word for a ‘jug’ which was also used as a unit of measurement for wine. It may have been of Celtic origin. An early modern English dialect form of gallon was gawn, which added to tree produced gantry , originally a ‘wooden stand for barrels’.
- gallon (n.)
- English measure of capacity (containing four quarts), usually for liquids, late 13c., from Old North French galon, corresponding to Old French jalon, name of a liquid measure roughly equivalent to a modern gallon," which is related to (perhaps augmentative of) jale "bowl," from Medieval Latin or Vulgar Latin diminutive form galleta "bucket, pail," also "a measure of wine," a word of unknown origin, perhaps from Gaulish galla "vessel."
- 1. The price of petrol is coming down by four pence a gallon.
- 2. Unleaded gasoline rose more than a penny a gallon.
- 3. a five-gallon jug of beer
- 4. The imperial gallon is not the same size as the US one.
- 5. This car runs 5 miles on a gallon of gasoline.
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