gurge

gurge

[gurj]
noun, plural gurges [gur-jees] .
1.
a whirlpool.
2.
Also, gorge. Also called whirlpool. Heraldry. a charge covering the entire field of an escutcheon and having the form either of a spirallike scroll or of a number of concentric rings, the whole field having two tinctures.
verb (used without object), gurged, gurging.
3.
to swirl like a whirlpool.

Origin:
1515–25; < Latin gurges whirlpool

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