litres

litre

[lee-ter]
noun Chiefly British.
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litre or (US) liter (ˈliːtə)
 
n
1.  one cubic decimetre
2.  (formerly) the volume occupied by 1 kilogram of pure water at 4°C and 760 millimetres of mercury. This is equivalent to 1.000 028 cubic decimetres or about 1.76 pints
 
[C19: from French, from Medieval Latin litra, from Greek: a unit of weight]
 
liter or (US) liter
 
n
 
[C19: from French, from Medieval Latin litra, from Greek: a unit of weight]

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