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1. A dram.
2. A drachma.
1. (Units) Also called: fluid dram Brit one eighth of a fluid ounce
2. (Units) US another name for dram2
3. (Currencies) another name for drachma
[C14: learned variant of dram]
a dram in apothecaries' and troy weights, and sometimes in avoirdupois weights.
[learned sp. of dram]
A unit of weight in the apothecaries’ system. 1 drachm = 1⁄8 apothecaries’ ounce (60 grains).
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|Noun||1.||drachm - a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains|
apothecaries' unit, apothecaries' weight - any weight unit used in pharmacy; an ounce is equal to 480 grains and a pound is equal to 12 ounces
scruple - a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains
|2.||drachm - a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 60 minims or 3.5516 cubic centimeters|
British capacity unit, Imperial capacity unit - a unit of measure for capacity officially adopted in the British Imperial System; British units are both dry and wet
minim - a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 1/60th fluid dram or 0.059194 cubic centimeters
|3.||drachm - a unit of capacity or volume in the apothecary system equal to one eighth of a fluid ounce|
United States liquid unit - a liquid unit officially adopted in the United States Customary System
minim - a United States liquid unit equal to 1/60 fluidram