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fedan (plural fedans)

  1. A measure of land used in Sudan and Egypt, slightly more than an English acre. One fedan is about 4200 square meters.
    • 1993, Rikki Ducornet, The Jade Cabinet, Dalkey Archive Press, p. 71:
      Tubbs, in the fall of 1862, sent emissaries to Cairo to pressure Ismail, heir to the throne, into planting several thousand fedans – which Tubbs promised to buy.

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