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DRAM (dram)

The fluid dram is defined as 1/8 fluid ounce
Common clues:
Apothecary's weight; 60 grains; Eighth of a fluid ounce; Perfume amount; Pharmacist's weight; Spot of brandy
Crossword puzzle frequency: once a year
Frequency in English language: 31388 / 86800
Little Maggie with a Dram Glass in Her Hand

The dram (archaic spelling drachm; apothecary symbol ℨ) was historically both a coin and a weight. Currently it is both a small mass in the Apothecaries' system of weights and a small unit of volume. This unit is called more correctly fluid dram or in contraction also fluidram.

Dram glass

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