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drach•ma



Pronunciation: (drak'mu, dräk'-), [key]
n.,
pl. -mas, -maePronunciation: (-mē). [key]

1. a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of modern Greece, equal to 100 lepta. Abbr.: dr., drch.
2. the principal silver coin of ancient Greece.
3. a small unit of weight in ancient Greece, approximately equivalent to the U.S. and British apothecaries' dram.
4. any of various modern weights, esp. a dram. Also,drachm.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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