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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A unit of volume or capacity in the apothecary system, equal to 1/8 of a fluid ounce (3.70 milliliters).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See under Fluid.
  • n. a measure of capacity equal to one eighth of a fluid ounce.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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