- a drop, or something resembling one.
- Also called drop. Architecture. one of a series of pendent ornaments, generally in the form of a frustum of a cone, attached to the undersides of the mutules of the Doric entablature.
Origin of gutta
1350–1400; Middle English goute, gutta < Latin gutta a drop
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Examples from the Web for gutta
Let us suppose that this gutta percha, and this cat's-skin are not electrified.
It had the game to itself up to 1848, which was the year that the gutta came in.The Spirit of the Links
Apafi's is 'Fata viam inveniunt,' mine is 'Gutta cavat lapidem.'The Slaves of the Padishah
Gutta percha and vulcanised india rubber are now applied to many of the purposes formerly exclusively occupied by catgut.
In its most convenient form it consists of a hoop of gutta percha, over which a circular piece of parchment paper is stretched.
- architect one of a set of small droplike ornaments, esp as used on the architrave of a Doric entablature
- med (formerly used in writing prescriptions) a technical name for drop (def. 2) Abbreviation: gt
C16: from Latin: a drop
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- A drop, as of liquid medicine.
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