Associations to the word «Gall»


GALL, noun. (anatomy) (obsolete) (uncountable) Bile, especially that of an animal; the greenish, profoundly bitter-tasting fluid found in bile ducts and gall bladders, structures associated with the liver.
GALL, noun. (anatomy) The gall bladder.
GALL, noun. (uncountable) (obsolete) Great misery or physical suffering, likened to the bitterest-tasting of substances.
GALL, noun. (Can we clean up([1]) this sense?) (countable) A bump-like imperfection resembling a gall.
GALL, noun. (uncountable) A feeling of exasperation.
GALL, noun. (uncountable) Impudence or brazenness; temerity, chutzpah.
GALL, noun. (medicine) (obsolete) (countable) A sore or open wound caused by chafing, which may become infected, as with a blister.
GALL, noun. (countable) A sore on a horse caused by an ill-fitted or ill-adjusted saddle; a saddle sore.
GALL, noun. (countable) A pit caused on a surface being cut caused by the friction between the two surfaces exceeding the bond of the material at a point.
GALL, verb. (transitive) To trouble or bother.
GALL, verb. To harass, to harry, often with the intent to cause injury.
GALL, verb. To chafe, to rub or subject to friction; to create a sore on the skin.
GALL, verb. To exasperate.
GALL, verb. To cause pitting on a surface being cut from the friction between the two surfaces exceeding the bond of the material at a point.
GALL, verb. To scoff; to jeer.
GALL, noun. (countable) A blister or tumor-like growth found on the surface of plants, caused by burrowing of insect larvae into the living tissues, especially that of the common oak gall wasp Cynips quercusfolii.
GALL, verb. To impregnate with a decoction of gallnuts in dyeing.
GALL BLADDER, noun. (anatomy) A pear-shaped organ that stores bile from the liver, until the body needs it for the digestion and absorption of fats in the duodenum.
GALL BLADDERS, noun. Plural of gall bladder
GALL DANG, interjection. (euphemistic) A less vulgar term in place of the idiom "God damn!" commonly used in anger or surprise.
GALL GNAT, noun. Gall midge
GALL MIDGE, noun. Any insect of the Cecidomyiidae family, whose larvae damage crops and other plants, creating galls on the stems and other fleshy parts.
GALL MIDGES, noun. Plural of gall midge
GALL MITE, noun. Any mite of the Eriophyidae family of more than 200 genera, which live as plant parasites, commonly causing galls or other damage to the plant tissues.
GALL MITES, noun. Plural of gall mite
GALL OF GLASS, noun. The neutral salt skimmed from the surface of melted crown glass.
GALL STONE, noun. Alternative form of gallstone
GALL STONES, noun. Plural of gall stone
GALL WASP, noun. Any insect of the Cynipidae family, whose larvae damage trees, particularly oak trees, creating galls on the branches.
GALL WASPS, noun. Plural of gall wasp

Dictionary definition

GALL, noun. An open sore on the back of a horse caused by ill-fitting or badly adjusted saddle.
GALL, noun. A skin sore caused by chafing.
GALL, noun. Abnormal swelling of plant tissue caused by insects or microorganisms or injury.
GALL, noun. A feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will.
GALL, noun. A digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder; aids in the digestion of fats.
GALL, noun. The trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties.
GALL, verb. Become or make sore by or as if by rubbing.
GALL, verb. Irritate or vex; "It galls me that we lost the suit".

Wise words

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