gill over the ground
Gill Gill, n. [Abbrev. from Gillian.] 1. A young woman; a sweetheart; a flirting or wanton girl. ``Each Jack with his Gill.'' --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) The ground ivy ({Nepeta Glechoma}); -- called also {gill over the ground}, and other like names. [1913 Webster]

3. Malt liquor medicated with ground ivy. [1913 Webster]

{Gill ale}. (a) Ale flavored with ground ivy. (b) (Bot.) Alehoof. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • gill-over-the-ground — noun trailing European aromatic plant of the mint family having rounded leaves and small purplish flowers often grown in hanging baskets; naturalized in North America; sometimes placed in genus Nepeta • Syn: ↑ground ivy, ↑alehoof, ↑field balm,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gill-over-the-ground — /gil oh veuhr dheuh grownd , grownd /, n. See ground ivy. [1590 1600] * * * …   Universalium

  • gill-over-ground — noun see gill over the ground …   Useful english dictionary

  • To bite the ground — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To take the ground — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To come to the ground — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To fall to the ground — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gill — Gill, n. [Abbrev. from Gillian.] 1. A young woman; a sweetheart; a flirting or wanton girl. Each Jack with his Gill. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) The ground ivy ({Nepeta Glechoma}); called also {gill over the ground}, and other like names …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gill ale — Gill Gill, n. [Abbrev. from Gillian.] 1. A young woman; a sweetheart; a flirting or wanton girl. Each Jack with his Gill. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) The ground ivy ({Nepeta Glechoma}); called also {gill over the ground}, and other like… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ground ivy — a creeping, aromatic plant, Glechoma hederacea, of the mint family, having rounded leaves and whorling clusters of small blue flowers. Also called gill over the ground. [1300 50; ME] * * * …   Universalium

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