drachm drachm


  1. (n) a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains
  2. (n) a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 60 minims or 3.5516 cubic centimeters
  3. (n) a unit of capacity or volume in the apothecary system equal to one eighth of a fluid ounce


  1. The government also lengthens the yard and lightens the pound to conform to international standards, and in five years it will also abolish pennyweight, scruple and drachm.
  2. The ancient symbols for ounce and drachm are nearly alike, and fatal over doses have resulted.
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