The smallest unit of mass in the three English systems (avoirdupois, troy, and apothecaries' weights) used in the UK and US, equal to 0.0648 g. It was reputedly the weight of a grain of wheat. One pound avoirdupois equals 7,000 grains; one pound troy or apothecaries' weight equals 5,760 grains.
1. Dry seedlike fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn; SYN. caryopsis.
2. Cereal grain suitable as food for animals or human beings; SYN. food grain, cereal.
3. A small hard particle.
4. The direction or texture of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric.
5. Measurement used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat; SYN. metric grain.
6. 1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams.
7. 1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams.
Unit of weight equal to 1/7000 of a pound
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