|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|Gould (gld) Pronunciation Key
American paleontologist and evolutionary biologist who with Niles Eldredge developed the theory of punctuated equilibrium in 1972. He published numerous books which popularized his sometimes controversial ideas on evolutionary theory among the general public.