(British also gramme, abbreviation: g)
A metric unit of mass equal to one thousandth of a kilogram.
- The basic unit of mass in chemistry is the gram.
- Most metric recipes were based on a weight unit of 25 grams - slightly less than an ounce - and a liquid measure of half a litre, which was slightly less than a pint.
- Change your weight in kilograms to grams by multiplying by 1000.
Late 18th century: from French gramme, from late Latin gramma 'a small weight', from Greek.
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Chickpeas or other pulses used as food: the farmers supply gram, spices, cereals, and dry fruits [as modifier]: gram dal
More example sentences
- An Asian food store should stock gram flour, otherwise use a powerful spice grinder and blitz some dried chickpeas until very fine.
- Poppadoms are made from gram flour, which contains plant substances called isoflavones.
- With his gluten-free menu, the emphasis is on breads made from different types of flour, such as millet, maize, sogram and gram flour, which are easier to digest than wheat and suitable for coeliacs.