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drachm

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Pronunciation: /dram
 
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(abbreviation: dr.)

Definition of drachm in English:

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.
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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