(Ge`o*ther*mom"e*ter) n. [Gr. ge`a, gh^, the earth + E. thermometer.] (Physics)
A thermometer specially constructed for measuring temperetures at a depth below the surface of the
(Ge*ot"ic) a. [Gr. ge`a, gh^, the earth.] Belonging to earth; terrestrial. [Obs.] Bailey.
(Ge`o*trop"ic) a. [See Geotropism.] (Biol.) Relating to, or showing, geotropism.
(Ge*ot"ro*pism) n. [Gr. ge`a, gh^, the earth + to turn.] (Biol.) A disposition to turn or
incline towards the earth; the influence of gravity in determining the direction of growth of an organ.
In plants, organs which grow towards the center of the earth are said to be positively geotropic, and
those growing in the opposite direction negatively geotropic. In animals, geotropism is supposed by
some to have an influence either direct or indirect on the plane of division of the ovum.
(||Ge*phyr"e*a) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. a dam, a bridge.] (Zoöl.) An order of marine Annelida, in
which the body is imperfectly, or not at all, annulated externally, and is mostly without setæ.
(Ge*phyr"e*an) a. (Zoöl.) Belonging to the Gephyrea. n. One of the Gerphyrea.
(Ge*phyr"e*oid) a. & n. [Gephyrea + -oid.] Gephyrean.
(Ge*pound") n. See Gipoun. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(||Ge"rah) n. [Heb. grah, lit., a bean.] (Jewish Antiq.) A small coin and weight; 1-20th of a shekel.
The silver gerah is supposed to have been worth about three cents; the gold about fifty-four cents; the
weight equivalent to about thirteen grains.
(Ge*ra`ni*a"ceous) a. (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of pants (Geraniaceæ)
which includes the genera Geranium, Pelargonium, and many others.
(Ge*ra"ni*ine Ger"a*nine) n. [See Geranium.]
1. (Med.) A valuable astringent obtained from the root of the Geranium maculatum or crane's- bill.
2. (Chem.) A liquid terpene, obtained from the crane's-bill and having a peculiar mulberry odor. [Written
(Ge*ra"ni*um) n. [L., fr. Gr. gera`nion, from ge`ranos crane: cf. F. géranium. See Crane,
1. (Bot.) A genus of plants having a beaklike torus or receptacle, around which the seed capsules
are arranged, and membranous projections, or stipules, at the joints. Most of the species have showy
flowers and a pungent odor. Called sometimes crane's-bill.
2. (Floriculture) A cultivated pelargonium.
Many plants referred to the genus Geranium by the earlier botanists are now separated from it under
the name of Pelargonium, which includes all the commonly cultivated "geraniums", mostly natives of
(Ge"rant) n. [F. gérant.] The manager or acting partner of a company, joint-stock association,
(Gerbe) n. [F., prop. a sheaf.] (Pyrotechny) A kind of ornamental firework. Farrow.