Definition of drachm in English:

drachm

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Pronunciation: /dram
 
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(abbreviation: dr.)

noun

  • 1A unit of weight formerly used by apothecaries, equivalent to 60 grains or one eighth of an ounce.
  • 1.1 (also fluid drachm) A liquid measure formerly used by apothecaries, equivalent to 60 minims or one eighth of a fluid ounce.
    More example sentences
    • He requested Garrett to send over a ‘drachm’ of strychnine.

Origin

late Middle English (denoting the ancient Greek drachma): from Old French dragme or late Latin dragma, via Latin from Greek drakhmē (see drachma).

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