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Noun: ounce  awn(t)s
  1. A unit of apothecary weight equal to 480 grains or one twelfth of a pound
    - troy ounce, apothecaries' ounce
     
  2. A unit of weight equal to one sixteenth of a pound or 16 drams or 28.349 grams
    - oz.
     
  3. Large feline of upland central Asia having long thick whitish fur
    - snow leopard, Panthera uncia
     
  4. A small, moderate or token amount
    "England still expects an ounce of eccentricity in its artists";
    - modicum, scrap

Derived forms: ounces

Type of: apothecaries' unit, apothecaries' weight, avoirdupois unit, big cat, cat, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, troy unit

Part of: apothecaries' pound, genus Panthera, lb, Panthera, pound, troy pound

Encyclopedia: Ounce