Plural Nouns Starting with G

Galei (n. pl.) That division of elasmobranch fishes which includes the sharks.

Galligaskins (n. pl.) Loose hose or breeches; leather leg quards. The word is used loosely and often in a jocose sense.

Gallinaceae (n. pl.) Same as Gallinae.

Gallygaskins (n. pl.) See Galligaskins.

Gamashes (n. pl.) High boots or buskins; in Scotland, short spatterdashes or riding trousers, worn over the other clothing.

Ganocephala (n. pl.) A group of fossil amphibians allied to the labyrinthodonts, having the head defended by bony, sculptured plates, as in some ganoid fishes.

Ganoidei (n. pl.) One of the subclasses of fishes. They have an arterial cone and bulb, spiral intestinal valve, and the optic nerves united by a chiasma. Many of the species are covered with bony plates, or with ganoid scales; others have cycloid scales.

Gascoines (n. pl.) See Gaskins, 1.

Gascoynes (n. pl.) Gaskins.

Gasteromycetes (n. pl.) An order of fungi, in which the spores are borne inside a sac called the peridium, as in the puffballs.

Gasteropoda (n. pl.) Same as Gastropoda.

Gastropoda (n. pl.) One of the classes of Mollusca, of great extent. It includes most of the marine spiral shells, and the land and fresh-water snails. They generally creep by means of a flat, muscular disk, or foot, on the ventral side of the body. The head usually bears one or two pairs of tentacles. See Mollusca.

Gastrotricha (n. pl.) A group of small wormlike animals, having cilia on the ventral side. The group is regarded as an ancestral or synthetic one, related to rotifers and annelids.

Gastrura (n. pl.) See Stomatopoda.

Gaviae (n. pl.) The division of birds which includes the gulls and terns.

Gemini (n. pl.) A constellation of the zodiac, containing the two bright stars Castor and Pollux; also, the third sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about May 20th.

Gemitores (n. pl.) A division of birds including the true pigeons.

Gemmipara (n. pl.) Alt. of Gemmipares

Gemmipares (n. pl.) Animals which increase by budding, as hydroids.

Genera (n. pl.) See Genus.

Generalia (n. pl.) Generalities; general terms.

Gentlefolk (n. pl.) Alt. of Gentlefolks

Gentlefolks (n. pl.) Persons of gentle or good family and breeding.

Geophila (n. pl.) The division of Mollusca which includes the land snails and slugs.

Gephyrea (n. pl.) An order of marine Annelida, in which the body is imperfectly, or not at all, annulated externally, and is mostly without setae.

Gerontes (n. pl.) Magistrates in Sparta, who with the ephori and kings, constituted the supreme civil authority.

Ghawazi (n. pl.) Egyptian dancing girls, of a lower sort than the almeh.

Giambeux (n. pl.) Greaves; armor for the legs.

Giblets (n. pl.) The inmeats, or edible viscera (heart, gizzard, liver, etc.), of poultry.

Glires (n. pl.) An order of mammals; the Rodentia.

Glossata (n. pl.) The Lepidoptera.

Gnathostoma (n. pl.) A comprehensive division of vertebrates, including all that have distinct jaws, in contrast with the leptocardians and marsipobranchs (Cyclostoma), which lack them.

Gonimia (n. pl.) Bluish green granules which occur in certain lichens, as Collema, Peltigera, etc., and which replace the more usual gonidia.

Goods (n. pl.) See Good, n., 3.

Gordiacea (n. pl.) A division of nematoid worms, including the hairworms or hair eels (Gordius and Mermis). See Gordius, and Illustration in Appendix.

Gorgonacea (n. pl.) See Gorgoniacea.

Gorgoniacea (n. pl.) One of the principal divisions of Alcyonaria, including those forms which have a firm and usually branched axis, covered with a porous crust, or c/nenchyma, in which the polyp cells are situated.

Graffiti (n. pl.) Inscriptions, figure drawings, etc., found on the walls of ancient sepulchers or ruins, as in the Catacombs, or at Pompeii.

Grains (n. pl.) See 5th Grain, n., 2 (b).

Grallae (n. pl.) An order of birds which formerly included all the waders. By later writers it is usually restricted to the sandpipers, plovers, and allied forms; -- called also Grallatores.

Grallatores (n. pl.) See Grallae.

Gramashes (n. pl.) Gaiters reaching to the knee; leggings.

Grammates (n. pl.) Rudiments; first principles, as of grammar.

Graveclothes (n. pl.) The clothes or dress in which the dead are interred.

Graves (n. pl.) The sediment of melted tallow. Same as Greaves.

Greaves (n. pl.) The sediment of melted tallow. It is made into cakes for dogs' food. In Scotland it is called cracklings.

Greece (n. pl.) See Gree a step.

\d8Gregarin\91 (n. pl.) An order of Protozoa, allied to the Rhizopoda, and parasitic in other animals, as in the earthworm, lobster, etc. When adult, they have a small, wormlike body inclosing a nucleus, but without external organs; in one of the young stages, they are amoebiform; -- called also Gregarinida, and Gregarinaria.

Grisons (n. pl.) Inhabitants of the eastern Swiss Alps.

Grisons (n. pl.) The largest and most eastern of the Swiss cantons.

Groats (n. pl.) Dried grain, as oats or wheat, hulled and broken or crushed; in high milling, cracked fragments of wheat larger than grits.

Grudgeons (n. pl.) Alt. of Gurgeons

Gurgeons (n. pl.) Coarse meal.

Guards (n. pl.) A body of picked troops; as, "The Household Guards."

Gurgeons (n. pl.) See Grudgeons.

Gurts (n. pl.) Groatts.

Gymnoblastea (n. pl.) The Athecata; -- so called because the medusoid buds are not inclosed in a capsule.

Gymnochroa (n. pl.) A division of Hydroidea including the hydra. See Hydra.

Gymnocopa (n. pl.) A group of transparent, free-swimming Annelida, having setae only in the cephalic appendages.

Gymnoglossa (n. pl.) A division of gastropods in which the odontophore is without teeth.

Gymnolaema (n. pl.) Alt. of Gymnolaemata

Gymnolaemata (n. pl.) An order of Bryozoa, having no epistome.

Gymnonoti (n. pl.) The order of fishes which includes the Gymnotus or electrical eel. The dorsal fin is wanting.

Gymnophiona (n. pl.) An order of Amphibia, having a long, annulated, snakelike body. See Ophiomorpha.

Gymnophthalmata (n. pl.) A group of acalephs, including the naked-eyed medusae; the hydromedusae. Most of them are known to be the free-swimming progeny (gonophores) of hydroids.

Gymnosomata (n. pl.) One of the orders of Pteropoda. They have no shell.

Gymnotoka (n. pl.) The Athecata.

Gynandria (n. pl.) A class of plants in the Linnaean system, whose stamens grow out of, or are united with, the pistil.

Gyrencephala (n. pl.) The higher orders of Mammalia, in which the cerebrum is convoluted.

Gyri (n. pl.) See Gyrus.

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