any of a series of paired linear pouches in chordate embryos, arising as outgrowths of the wall of the pharynx. In fish and some amphibians they become the gill slits
[gil] /gɪl/ noun 1. (in fish) one of a series of stiff projections along the inner margins of the branchial arches that prevent food particles from passing through the branchial clefts.
/ˈɡɪlreɪ/ noun 1. James. 1757–1815, English caricaturist
[gil] /gɪl/ noun 1. the respiratory organ of aquatic animals, as fish, that breathe oxygen dissolved in water. 2. Also called lamella. one of the radiating vertical plates on the underside of the cap of an agaric mushroom. 3. . verb (used with object) 4. to gut or clean (fish). Idioms 5. to catch (fish) […]
[gil-ee] /ˈgɪl i/ noun, plural gillies. Scot. 1. . [gil-ee] /ˈgɪl i/ noun, plural gillies. 1. a truck or wagon, especially one used to transport the equipment of a circus or carnival. verb (used with or without object), gillied, gillying. 2. to carry or be carried on a gilly. [gil-ee] /ˈgɪl i/ noun 1. Scot. […]