(astronomy) a large, almost circular, emission nebula in the constellation Vela and Puppis. Thought to be the remains of a supernova explosion 1 million years ago, it is estimated to lie 1300 light years away
[guhmp] /gʌmp/ noun, Dialect. 1. a foolish or stupid person. n. “dolt, numskull,” 1825; meaning “chicken” is from 1914, U.S. thieves’ slang. noun [fr British dialect, ”fool”]
noun 1. . /ˈɡʌmˌwiːd/ noun 1. any of several American yellow-flowered plants of the genus Grindelia, esp G. robusta, that have sticky flower heads: family Asteraceae (composites)
noun, Photography. 1. a print made by the gum bichromate process.
[guhmp-shuh n] /ˈgʌmp ʃən/ noun, Informal. 1. initiative; aggressiveness; resourcefulness: With his gumption he’ll make a success of himself. 2. courage; spunk; guts: It takes gumption to quit a high-paying job. 3. common sense; shrewdness. /ˈɡʌmpʃən/ noun (informal) 1. (Brit) common sense or resourcefulness 2. initiative or courage: you haven’t the gumption to try n. […]