Middle English Dictionary Entry

gọ̄me, gom(m)e n.(3)
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) The flesh surrounding the teeth, gums; -- also sg.; (b) the insides of the mouth; palate, upper throat, etc.; (c) the jaws; whetten gomes, to whet the jaws, beat one's gums; (d) molars.

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Note: Med., etc., see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. gum 1.