liter

Liter \Li"ter\, Litre \Li"tre\ (l[=e]"t[~e]r; 277), n. [F. litre, Gr. li`tra a silver coin.] A measure of capacity in the metric system, being a cubic decimeter, equal to 61.022 cubic inches, or 2.113 American pints, or 1.76 English pints. [1913 Webster]