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gill



Pronunciation: (gil), [key]
n.
1. the respiratory organ of aquatic animals, as fish, that breathe oxygen dissolved in water.
2. Also called lamella. one of the radiating vertical plates on the underside of the cap of an agaric mushroom. See diag. under mushroom.
3. See ground ivy.
4. green or white around the gills, somewhat pale, as from being sickly, nervous, or frightened: When he heard how much the bill was, he looked a little green around the gills.
5. to the gills, Informal.fully; completely; totally: After that big meal we were all stuffed to the gills.

v.t.
1. to catch (fish) by the gills in a gill net.
2. to gut or clean (fish).

gill



Pronunciation: (jil), [key]
n.
a unit of liquid measure equal to ¼ pint (118.2937 ml).

gill



Pronunciation: (gil), [key]
n. Brit.
1. a deep rocky cleft or wooded ravine forming the course of a stream.
2. a stream; brook; rivulet.

gill



Pronunciation: (jil), [key]
n.
a girl or young woman; sweetheart.

gill



Pronunciation: (gil), [key] Textiles.

n.
a faller used in the combing process, generally for only the highest-quality fibers.

v.t.
to comb (fibers) with a gill.

Gill



Pronunciation: (gil for 1; jil for 2), [key]
n.
1. a male given name.
2. a female given name.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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