Gum stick
Gum Gum, n. [OE. gome, AS. gama palate; akin Co G. gaumen, OHG. goumo, guomo, Icel. g?mr, Sw. gom; cf. Gr. ? to gape.] The dense tissues which invest the teeth, and cover the adjacent parts of the jaws. [1913 Webster]

{Gum rash} (Med.), strophulus in a teething child; red gum.

{Gum stick}, a smooth hard substance for children to bite upon while teething. [1913 Webster]


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  • Gum — Gum, n. [OE. gome, AS. gama palate; akin Co G. gaumen, OHG. goumo, guomo, Icel. g?mr, Sw. gom; cf. Gr. ? to gape.] The dense tissues which invest the teeth, and cover the adjacent parts of the jaws. [1913 Webster] {Gum rash} (Med.), strophulus in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gum rash — Gum Gum, n. [OE. gome, AS. gama palate; akin Co G. gaumen, OHG. goumo, guomo, Icel. g?mr, Sw. gom; cf. Gr. ? to gape.] The dense tissues which invest the teeth, and cover the adjacent parts of the jaws. [1913 Webster] {Gum rash} (Med.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stick — [stik] n. [ME stikke < OE sticca, akin to Du stek, ON stik < IE base * steig , a point > STAKE, Frank * stakka, Gr stigma, L instigare, INSTIGATE] 1. a long, usually slender piece of wood; specif., a) a twig or small branch broken off or …   English World dictionary

  • stick|um — «STIHK uhm», noun. Slang. any sticky substance; gum; adhesive: »postage stamp stickum …   Useful english dictionary

  • gum — gum1 [ gʌm ] noun * ▸ 1 part of mouth ▸ 2 chewing gum ▸ 3 substance from trees ▸ 4 eucalyptus tree ▸ 5 type of glue ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count the firm pink flesh in your mouth that your teeth are attached to: Brushing regularly keeps your gums… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gum — I UK [ɡʌm] / US noun Word forms gum : singular gum plural gums * 1) [countable] the firm pink flesh in your mouth that your teeth are fixed into Brushing regularly keeps your gums healthy. gum disease 2) [uncountable] chewing gum a stick of gum… …   English dictionary

  • gum — gum1 [gʌm] n [Sense: 1; Origin: Old English goma] [Sense: 2 5; Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: gomme, from Greek kommi, from Egyptian qmy.t] [Sense: 6; Date: 1800 1900; Origin: God] 1.) [C usually plural] your gums are …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gum — n. 1) to chew gum 2) bubble; chewing gum 3) a stick of gum * * * [gʌm] chewing gum a stick of gum bubble to chew gum …   Combinatory dictionary

  • gum — 1 noun 1 (countable usually plural) one of the two areas of firm pink flesh at the top and bottom of your mouth, in which your teeth are fixed 2 (U) chewing gum 3 (U) a sticky substance found in the stems of some trees 4 (U) BrE a special kind of …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stick — stick1 W3S3 [stık] v past tense and past participle stuck [stʌk] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(attach)¦ 2¦(push in)¦ 3¦(put)¦ 4¦(move part of body)¦ 5¦(difficult to move)¦ 6 stick in somebody s mind 7 make something stick 8¦(name)¦ 9 somebody c …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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