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noun, plural mom·me.
  1. a Japanese unit of weight equal to 3.75 grams.
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Origin of momme

1720–30; < Japanese, equivalent to mon- letter (< Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese wén) + -me(y) eye (earlier *mai)
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Historical Examples of momme

  • The average weight of Japanese is recorded as 13 kwan 830 momme.

    The Foundations of Japan

    J.W. Robertson Scott

  • Persimmons of a hundred momme (375 grammes) each; twenty cartloads for the profit of the house at the fall of the year.