Meaning of GRAM in English


gram 1

/gram/ , n.

a metric unit of mass or weight equal to 15.432 grains; one thousandth of a kilogram. Abbr.: g

Also, esp. Brit., gramme .

[ 1790-1800; gramme gramma a small weight grámma something drawn, a small weight ]

gram 2

/gram/ , n.

1. (in the East Indies) the chickpea used as a food for people and cattle.

2. any of several other beans, as the mung bean, Vigna radiata (green gram or golden gram) , or the urd, V. mungo (black gram) .

[ 1695-1705;

grão gran um GRAIN ]

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