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gullet the throat or part of the throat, esp. the esophagus or pharynx. [3 definitions]
gullible readily believing and thus easily tricked or deceived.
gully a ravine or valley worn away by a watercourse or flooding and still serving as a drainage course for overflow. [3 definitions]
gulp to choke or gasp, between, or as if between, swallows. [5 definitions]
gum1 one of a variety of sticky substances exuded by certain plants; resin. [10 definitions]
gum2 (often pl.) the flesh and connective tissue covering that part of the jawbone in which the teeth are set. [2 definitions]
gum ammoniac see "ammoniac."
gum arabic a sticky resin exuded from several varieties of the African acacia trees that is used in medicine and candies and as a thickener.
gumbo the okra plant, or its fruit pods used as food. [3 definitions]
gumboil a small boil or abscess on the gum, that is associated with tooth decay.
gumdrop a small chewy candy made of flavored gum arabic or gelatin and usu. coated with granulated sugar.
gummy of or resembling gum in texture or consistency. [2 definitions]
gumption (informal) bold initiative; resourcefulness. [2 definitions]
gum resin a mixture of gum and resin that exudes from certain trees and plants.
gumshoe a rubber shoe, such as an overshoe for wearing in wet weather. [2 definitions]
gum tree any tree that exudes gum, such as the eucalyptus, tupelo, or sapodilla.
gumwood the wood of a gum tree, esp. the eucalyptus or sweet gum.
gun an apparatus with a tube made of metal from which bullets, shells, or other missiles are fired. [7 definitions]
gunboat a small armed boat used in shallow waters.
gunboat diplomacy the use or threat of small-scale military intervention to further one nation's interests in another nation.
gun control the practice or policy of enacting and enforcing laws that impose stricter regulations on the sale, possession, and use of guns.