(informal) short for gentleman
the Flemish name for Ghent
short for gentleman, by 17c. (in early uses it is difficult to distinguish the shortening from the common abbreviation gent.). “Early in the nineteenth century the word was colloquial and slightly jocular; about 1840 its use came to be regarded as a mark of low breeding” [OED].
A man; fellow; guy: A hefty, tough-talking gent of not quite 50 (1564+)
[jen-shuh n] /ˈdʒɛn ʃən/ noun 1. any of several plants of the genera Gentiana, Gentianella, and Gentianopsis, having usually blue, or sometimes yellow, white, or red, flowers, as the fringed gentian of North America, or Gentiana lutea, of Europe. Compare . 2. any of various plants resembling the gentian. 3. the root of G. lutea, […]
[jen-shee-uh-ney-shuh s] /ˌdʒɛn ʃi əˈneɪ ʃəs/ adjective 1. belonging to the plant family Gentianaceae. /ˌdʒɛnʃɪəˈneɪʃəs/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Gentianaceae, a family of flowering plants that includes centaury, felwort, and gentian
- Gentian blue
/ˌdʒɛnʃəˈnɛlə; -ʃɪə-/ noun 1. any of various gentianaceous plants, esp the alpine species Gentiana acaulis, which has showy blue flowers 2. any of several related plants of the genus Gentianella