See also: goût and Goût

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EtymologyEdit

Old French gote, gute, from Latin gutta ‎(drop)

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gout ‎(plural gouts)

  1. (uncountable, pathology) An extremely painful inflammation of joints, especially of the big toe, caused by a metabolic defect resulting in the accumulation of uric acid in the blood and the deposition of urates around the joints.
  2. (usually followed by of) A spurt or splotch.
    • c. 1607, William Shakespeare, Macbeth, act 2, scene 1:
      I see thee still,
      And on thy blade and dudgeon gouts of blood.
    • 1981, P. D. James, Children of Men, ch. 20, page 137:
      [S]mall chunks of rubble and gouts of soot had fallen from the chimney, and were ground into the rug under his unwary feet.
    • 2002, Mercedes Lackey, Eric Flint and Dave Freer, The Shadow of the Lion, (Google preview):
      Another blow sent gouts of blood flying, along with gobbets of flesh.
  3. (rare) A disease of wheat and cornstalks, caused by insect larvae.[1]

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  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, second edition (1989)

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NounEdit

gout m ‎(plural gouts)

  1. Alternative spelling of goût

Usage notesEdit

This spelling was a product of the 1990 French spelling reforms.

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Middle DutchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch golt, from Proto-Germanic *gulþą.

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NounEdit

gout n ‎(stem goud-)

  1. gold

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