gum|my


gum|my
gum|my1 «GUHM ee», adjective, -mi|er, -mi|est.
1. sticky like gum; viscid. SYNONYM(S): viscous, mucilaginous.
2. covered with gum.
3. giving off gum: »

the gummy bark of a fir or pine.

4. swollen, as if by gumlike matter: »

gummy ankles.

gum´mi|ness, noun.
gum|my2 «GUHM ee», adjective.
= gummatous. (Cf.gummatous)
gum|my3 «GUHM ee», noun (plural). -mies.
any one of several small sharks found in Australian waters. Some species are edible.
[< gum2 + -y2]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.