Dictionary: GULL'ED – GUM'BO

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GULL'ED, pp.

Cheated; deceived; defrauded.


A cheat; an impostor.


Cheat. [Not used.] Burton.

GUL'LET, n. [Fr. goulet, goulot, from L. gula; Russ. chailo; Sans. gola.]

  1. The passage in the neck of an animal by which food and liquor are taken into the stomach; the esophagus.
  2. A stream or lake. [Not used.] Heylin.


Unsuspecting credulity. [A low word.]

GUL'LI-ED, pp.

Having a hollow worn by water.

GUL'LING, ppr.

Cheating; defrauding.


Foolish; stupid. [Not in use.]


Foolishness; stupidity. [Not in use.]

GUL'LY, n.

A channel or hollow worn in the earth by current of water. New England. Mitford. Hawkesworth.

GUL'LY, v.i.

To run with noise. [Not in use.]

GUL'LY, v.t.

To wear a hollow channel in the earth. America.


An opening where gutters empty their contents into the subterraneous sewer. Johnson.

GUL'LY-ING, ppr.

Wearing a hollow channel in the earth.

GU-LOS'I-TY, is. [L. gulosus, from gula, the gullet.]

Greediness; voracity; excessive appetite for food. [Little used.] Brown.

GULP, n.

  1. A swallow, or as much as is swallowed at once.
  2. A disgorging.

GULP, v.t. [D. gulpen; Dan. gulper.]

To swallow eagerly, or in large draughts. Gay. To gulp up, to throw up from the throat or stomach; to disgorge.

GULP'ED, pp.

Swallowed eagerly.


GUM, n.

A tree; the Nyssa multiflora, called also black gum and sour gum.

GUM, n.1 [Sax. goma. See the next word.]

The hard fleshy substance of the jaws which invests the teeth.

GUM, n.2 [Sax. goma; L. gummi; D. gom; Sp. goma; It. gomma; Fr. gomme; Gr. κομμι; Russ. kamed. See Class Gm, No. 12, 29.]

The concrete mucilage of vegetables; a concrete juice which exsudes through the bark of trees, and thickens on the surface. It is soluble in water, to which it gives a viscous and adhesive quality. It is insoluble in alcohol, and coagulates in weak acids. When dry, it is transparent and brittle, not easily pulverized, and of an insipid or slightly saccharine taste. Gum differs from resin to several particulars, but custom has inaccurately given the name of gum to several resins and gum-resins, as gum-copal, gum-sandarach, gum-ammoniac, and others. The true gums are gum-arabic, gum-senegal, gum-tragacanth, and the gums of the peach, plum and cherry trees, &c. Nicholson. Hooper.

GUM, v.t.

  1. To smear with gum.
  2. To unite by a viscous substance.


A gum which flows from the Acacia, in Arabia, Egypt, &c.

GUM'BO, n.

A dish of food made of young capsules of ocra, with salt and pepper, stewed and served with melted butter.