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. 1.1A 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

/dram/