Definitions starting with G

ID #4691

gummy, gammy

adj, 1. [cf. OED gummy sticky, soiled obs. 17201 sticky, such as the hands, after eating candy: Don't let him touch you dress. His hand too gummy (Andros). (Black)

2. [cf. gum resin] (of fruit) astringent: 1976 The fruit is sweetish and somewhat gummy. I don't think many people liked them (Eneas 10). cf. GURGY (Eleu., San Sal.)

Tags: adjective, fruit

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Last update: 2011-05-28 22:04
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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