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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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(Architecture) One of a series of small ornaments in the shape of truncated cones used on a Doric entablature; Also: A drop, as of liquid medicine.

Usage examples (32)
  • Guttate is from the Latin word gutta, meaning "drop".
  • The gutta is a "resist," a medium that stops the penetration of other liquids.
  • This plant also known as the gutta-percha tree, has been an important economic plant and is endemic to the mountainous regions of China.
  • In Bengal a kind of gutta percha is made by boiling the juice. for more
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