Definition of drachm in English:

drachm

(also dr.)

noun

  • 1A unit of weight formerly used by apothecaries, equivalent to 60 grains or one eighth of an ounce.

    1. 1.1 A liquid measure formerly used by apothecaries, equivalent to 60 minims or one eighth of a fluid ounce.
      • ‘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).

Pronunciation

drachm

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