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Definition of 'ounce'


  1. a unit of apothecary weight equal to 480 grains or one twelfth of a pound
       Synonyms: troy ounce apothecaries' ounce
  2. a unit of weight equal to one sixteenth of a pound or 16 drams or 28.349 grams
       Synonyms: oz.
  3. large feline of upland central Asia having long thick whitish fur
       Synonyms: snow leopard Panthera uncia

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