[muhl-i-guh n] /ˈmʌl ɪ gən/
Gerald Joseph (“Gerry”; “Jeru”) 1927–96, U.S. jazz saxophonist, bandleader, and composer.
(US & Canadian) a stew made from odds and ends of food
Gerry, full name Gerald Joseph Mulligan. 1927–96, US jazz saxophonist, who pioneered the cool jazz style of the 1950s
surname, from Gaelic Maolagan, Old Irish Maelecan, a double diminutive of mael “bald,” hence “the little bald (or shaven) one,” probably often a reference to a monk or disciple. As “stew made with whatever’s available,” 1904, hobo slang, probably from a proper name. The golf sense of “extra stroke after a poor shot” (1949) is sometimes said to be from the name of a Canadian golfer in the 1920s whose friends gave him an extra shot in gratitude for driving them over rough roads to their weekly foursome at St. Lambert Country Club near Montreal.
[perhaps fr the proper name Mulligan]
- Gerald sussman
person (Gerald J. Sussman, Jerry) A noted hacker at MIT and one of the developers of SCHEME and 6.001. (http://martigny.ai.mit.edu/~gjs/gjs.html). (1996-11-29)
[jer-uh ld-tuh n, -uh l-] /ˈdʒɛr əld tən, -əl-/ noun 1. a seaport in W Australia.
- Geraldton waxflower
/ˈdʒɛrəldtən ˈwæksˌflaʊə/ noun 1. an evergreen shrub, Chamelaucium uncinatum, native to W Australia, cultivated for its pale pink flowers Also called Geraldton wax
[ji-rey-nee-ey-shuh s] /dʒɪˌreɪ niˈeɪ ʃəs/ adjective 1. belonging to the Geraniaceae, the geranium family of plants. /dʒɪˌreɪnɪˈeɪʃəs/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Geraniaceae, a family of plants with typically hairy stems and beaklike fruits: includes the geranium, pelargonium, storksbill, and cranesbill