In Mexico, a premetric unit of liquid capacity, about 15 liters. Used for pulque, honey, tepache, chinguirito, charaje de piña, etc. Also spelled quelli.
Manuel Carrera Stampa.
The evolution of weights and measures in New Spain.
The Hispanic American Historical Review, vol. 29, no. 1, pages 2 - 24 (February 1949).
Page 15. Stampa says the quelli “was 15 liters in Oaxaca but only 13.850 liters in Tehuantepec and the region of Puebla.”
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