[pen-ee-weyt] /ˈpɛn iˌweɪt/
(in troy weight) a unit of 24 grains or 1/20 of an ounce (1.56 grams).
Abbreviation: dwt, pwt.
a unit of weight equal to 24 grains or one twentieth of an ounce (Troy)
Old English penega gewiht, originally the weight of a silver penny; see penny + weight (n.).
- Penny whistle
noun 1. a type of flageolet with six finger holes, esp a cheap one made of metal Also called tin whistle
adjective 1. greatly concerned with saving small sums of money 2. penny-wise and pound-foolish, careful about trifles but wasteful in large ventures
- Penny wise and pound foolish
Stingy about small expenditures and extravagant with large ones, as in Dean clips all the coupons for supermarket bargains but insists on going to the best restaurants—penny wise and pound foolish. This phrase alludes to British currency, in which a pound was once worth 240 pennies, or pence, and is now worth 100 pence. The […]
[pen-ee-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈpɛn iˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/ noun 1. any of several plants having round or roundish leaves, as the navelwort. /ˈpɛnɪˌwɜːt/ noun 1. Also called navelwort. a crassulaceous Eurasian rock plant, Umbilicus rupestris (or Cotyledon umbilicus), with whitish-green tubular flowers and rounded leaves 2. a marsh plant, Hydrocotyle vulgaris, of Europe and North Africa, having circular […]