Pronunciation: (gil),[key] —n. 1. the respiratory organ of aquatic animals, as fish, that breathe oxygen dissolved in water.
2. Also called lamella. one of the radiating vertical plates on the underside of the cap of an agaric mushroom. See diag. under mushroom. 3. See ground ivy. 4. green or white around the gills, somewhat pale, as from being sickly, nervous, or frightened: When he heard how much the bill was, he looked a little green around the gills. 5. to the gills,Informal.fully; completely; totally: After that big meal we were all stuffed to the gills.
—v.t. 1. to catch (fish) by the gills in a gill net.
2. to gut or clean (fish).
Pronunciation: (jil),[key] —n. a unit of liquid measure equal to ¼ pint (118.2937 ml).
Pronunciation: (gil),[key] —n.Brit. 1. a deep rocky cleft or wooded ravine forming the course of a stream.
2. a stream; brook; rivulet.
Pronunciation: (jil),[key] —n. a girl or young woman; sweetheart.