from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Architecture One of a series of small ornaments in the shape of truncated cones used on a Doric entablature.
- n. Pharmacology A drop, as of liquid medicine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small water-repelling, cone-shaped projection used in the architrave of the Doric order in classical architecture.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A drop.
- n. One of a series of ornaments, in the form of a frustum of a cone, attached to the lower part of the triglyphs, and also to the lower faces of the mutules, in the Doric order; -- called also campana, and drop.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A drop; specifically, in architecture, one of a series of pendent ornaments, generally in the form of the frustum of a cone, but sometimes cylindrical, attached to the under side of the mutules and regulæ of the Doric entablature.
- n. In pharmacy, a drop: usually, and in prescriptions, written gt., plural gtt.
- n. In zoology, a small spot, generally of a round or oval form, and not differing much in shade from the ground-color, as if made by a drop of water; any small color-spot, especially when guttiform.
- n. Same as guttapercha.
- n. A colorless pulverulent compound, C10H16, contained in gutta-percha. It begins to melt at 180° C., and loses its flexibility on exposure to air and light.
Middle English, from Latin, drop.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English gutta, from Latin gutta (Wiktionary)