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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Catgut  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  catgut 
  n  1:  perennial  subshrub  of  eastern  North  America  having  downy 
  leaves  yellowish  and  rose  flowers  and  source  of 
  rotenone  [syn:  {goat's  rue},  {wild  sweet  pea},  {Tephrosia 
  virginiana}] 
  2:  a  strong  cord  made  from  the  intestines  of  sheep  and  used  in 
  surgery  [syn:  {gut}] 




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