[jim-nos-uh-fist] /dʒɪmˈnɒs ə fɪst/
one of a group of Jainist philosophers, existing from ancient times to c1000, characterized by refusal to wear clothes and the abandonment of caste marks; a member of the Digambara sect.
one of a sect of naked Indian ascetics who regarded food or clothing as detrimental to purity of thought
c.1400, from Greek gymnosophistai “the naked philosophers,” from gymnos “naked” (see naked) + sophistes “sophist” (see sophist). Ancient Hindu holy men whose self-denial extended to clothes; they were known to the Greeks through the reports of Alexander the Great’s soldiers.
[jim-nuh-spurm] /ˈdʒɪm nəˌspɜrm/ noun, Botany. 1. a vascular plant having seeds that are not enclosed in an ovary; a conifer or cycad. /ˈdʒɪmnəʊˌspɜːm; ˈɡɪm-/ noun 1. any seed-bearing plant in which the ovules are borne naked on the surface of the megasporophylls, which are often arranged in cones. Gymnosperms, which include conifers and cycads, are […]
[jim-nuh-spur-muh s] /ˌdʒɪm nəˈspɜr məs/ adjective, Botany. 1. of or relating to a ; having exposed or naked seeds.
[jim-nuh-spawr, -spohr] /ˈdʒɪm nəˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr/ noun, Botany. 1. a naked spore, especially one not produced in a sporangium or one lacking a protective envelope.
/ˈɡɪmpɪ/ noun (Austral) 1. a tall tree with stinging hairs on its leaves 2. a hammer