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gill1

gill1

 
pronunciation:
gIl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the breathing organ of fish and other animals that live in water, consisting of a platelike, saclike, or feathery protrusion.
definition 2: any of the thin leaflike structures on the undersides of certain mushrooms.
definition 3: (pl.) a fleshy, wrinkled piece of skin or flesh hanging below the beak of a bird or under the chin of a person; wattle.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: gilled, gilling, gills
definition 1: to catch (fish) in a gill net.
definition 2: to clean (fish).
derivations: gill-less (adj.), gill-like (adj.)
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