Gingerness to Git

(Gin"ger*ness), n. Cautiousness; tenderness.

(Ging"ham) n. [F. guingan; cf. Jav. ginggang; or perh. fr. Guingamp, in France.] A kind of cotton or linen cloth, usually in stripes or checks, the yarn of which is dyed before it is woven; — distinguished from printed cotton or prints.

(Ging"ing) n. (Mining) The lining of a mine shaft with stones or bricks to prevent caving.

(Gin"gi*val) a. [L. gingiva the gum.] Of or pertaining to the gums. Holder.

(Gin"gle) n. & v. [Obs.] See Jingle.

(Gin"gly*form) a. (Anat.) Ginglymoid.

(||Gin`gly*mo"di) n. [NL.; cf. Gr. ginglymoid. See Ginglymoid.] (Zoöl.) An order of ganoid fishes, including the modern gar pikes and many allied fossil forms. They have rhombic, ganoid scales, a heterocercal tail, paired fins without an axis, fulcra on the fins, and a bony skeleton, with the vertebræ convex in front and concave behind, forming a ball and socket joint. See Ganoidel.

(Gin"gly*moid Gin`gly*moid"al) a. [Gr. ginglymus + form: cf. F. ginglymoide, ginglymoïdal.] (Anat.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a ginglymus, or hinge joint; ginglyform.

(||Gin"gly*mus) n.; pl. Ginglymi [NL., fr. Gr. a hingelike joint, a ball and socket joint.] (Anat.) A hinge joint; an articulation, admitting of flexion and extension, or motion in two directions only, as the elbow and the ankle.

(Gin"house`) n. A building where cotton is ginned.

(Gink"go) n.; pl. Ginkgoes [Chin., silver fruit.] (Bot.) A large ornamental tree (Ginkgo biloba) from China and Japan, belonging to the Yew suborder of Coniferæ. Its leaves are so like those of some maidenhair ferns, that it is also called the maidenhair tree.

(Gin"nee) n.; pl. Ginn See Jinnee.

(Gin"net) n. See Genet, a horse.

(Gin"ning) n. [See Gin, v. i.] Beginning. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Gin"ny-car`riage) n. A small, strong carriage for conveying materials on a railroad. [Eng.]

(Gin"seng) n. [Chinese.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus Aralia, the root of which is highly valued as a medicine among the Chinese. The Chinese plant (Aralia Schinseng) has become so rare that the American (A. quinquefolia) has largely taken its place, and its root is now an article of export from America to China. The root, when dry, is of a yellowish white color, with a sweetness in the taste somewhat resembling that of licorice, combined with a slight aromatic bitterness.

(Gin"shop`) n. A shop or barroom where gin is sold as a beverage. [Colloq.]

(Gip) v. t. To take out the entrails of

(Gip), n. A servant. See Gyp. Sir W. Scott.

(Gi*poun") n. [See Jupon.] A short cassock. [Written also gepoun, gypoun, jupon, juppon.] [Obs.]

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