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Meaning of CATGUT

Pronunciation:  'kat`gut

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a strong cord made from the intestines of sheep and used in surgery
  2. [n]  perennial subshrub of eastern North America having downy leaves yellowish and rose flowers and; source of rotenone
 

CATGUT is a 6 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: goat's rue, gut, Tephrosia virginiana, wild sweet pea
 
 See Also: cord, hoary pea, suture

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cat"gut`\, n. [Cat + gut.]
1. A cord of great toughness made from the intestines of
   animals, esp. of sheep, used for strings of musical
   instruments, etc.

2. A sort of linen or canvas, with wide interstices.

 

 

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