noun (plural drachmas or drachmae /ˈdrakmiː/)
1A former monetary unit of Greece, notionally equal to 100 lepta, replaced in 2002 by the euro.
- Although we were told that the price of living here had become much more expensive since the euro replaced the drachma, it still seemed pretty cheap to us - especially eating out.
- The drachma disappeared, replaced by the euro when Greece joined the single European currency.
- The euro, which replaces the old francs, marks, guilders, pesetas, escudos, drachmas, and lire of the European Union, is not yet five years old.
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