(Gouge) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gouged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gouging ]
1. To scoop out with a gouge.
2. To scoop out, as an eye, with the thumb nail; to force out the eye of (a person) with the thumb. [K S.]
A barbarity mentioned by some travelers as formerly practiced in the brutal frays of desperadoes in
some parts of the United States.
3. To cheat in a bargain; to chouse. [Slang, U. S.]
(Gou"ger) n. (Zoöl.) See Plum Gouger.
(Gouge"shell`) n. (Zoöl.) A sharp-edged, tubular, marine shell, of the genus Vermetus; also,
the pinna. See Vermetus.
(Gou"jere) n. [F. gouge prostitute, a camp trull. Cf. Good-year.] The venereal disease. [Obs.]
(Gou"land) n. See Golding.
(Gou*lard"s" ex"tract") [Named after the introducer, Thomas Goulard, a French surgeon.]
(Med.) An aqueous solution of the subacetate of lead, used as a lotion in cases of inflammation. Goulard's
cerate is a cerate containing this extract.
(Gour) n. [See Giaour.]
1. A fire worshiper; a Gheber or Gueber. Tylor.
2. (Zoöl.) See Koulan.
(||Gou"ra) n. (Zoöl.) One of several species of large, crested ground pigeons of the genus Goura,
inhabiting New Guinea and adjacent islands. The Queen Victoria pigeon (Goura Victoria) and the crowned
pigeon (G. coronata) are among the best known species.
(Gou"ra*mi) n. (Zoöl.) A very largo East Indian freshwater fish (Osphromenus gorami), extensively
reared in artificial ponds in tropical countries, and highly valued as a food fish. Many unsuccessful efforts
have been made to introduce it into Southern Europe. [Written also goramy.]
(Gourd) n. [F. gourde, OF. cougourde, gouhourde, fr. L. cucurbita gourd (cf. NPr. cougourdo); perh.
akin to corbin basket, E. corb. Cf. Cucurbite.]
1. (Bot.) A fleshy, three-celled, many-seeded fruit, as the melon, pumpkin, cucumber, etc., of the order
Cucurbitaceæ; and especially the bottle gourd (Lagenaria vulgaris) which occurs in a great variety of forms,
and, when the interior part is removed, serves for bottles, dippers, cups, and other dishes.
2. A dipper or other vessel made from the shell of a gourd; hence, a drinking vessel; a bottle. Chaucer.
Bitter gourd, colocynth.
(Gourd), n. A false die. See Gord.
(Gourd, Gourde) n. [Sp. gordo large.] A silver dollar; so called in Cuba, Hayti, etc. Simmonds.
(Gourd"i*ness) n. [From Gourdy.] (Far.) The state of being gourdy.