Aboriginal vs Gin - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between aboriginal and gin

is that aboriginal is an animal or plant native to a region while gin is a colourless non-aged alcoholic liquor made by distilling fermented grains such as barley, corn, oats or rye with juniper berries; the base for many cocktails or gin can be (obsolete) a trick; a device or instrument or gin can be an aboriginal woman.

As a adjective aboriginal

is first according to historical or scientific records; original; indigenous; primitive
.

As a verb gin is

to remove the seeds from cotton with a cotton gin or gin can be (archaic) to begin.

aboriginal

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • First according to historical or scientific records; original; indigenous; primitive.
  • * 1814 , , The Excursion , Longman et al. (publishers), [http://books.google.com/books?id=T18JAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA277&dq=aboriginal page 277]:
  • Green in the Church-yard, beautiful and green; / / And mantled o'er with aboriginal turf / And everlasting flowers.
  • Living in a land before colonization by the Europeans.
  • (Aboriginal)
  • Synonyms

    * (indigenous to a place) native, indigenous, autochthonous, endemic, original, first, earliest, primitive, ancient, primordial, primeval

    Derived terms

    * aboriginality * aboriginally

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An animal or plant native to a region.
  • * Charles Darwin
  • It may well be doubted whether this frog is an aboriginal of these islands.
  • (Aboriginal)
  • Usage notes

    * Using uncapitalized aboriginal to refer to people or anything associated with people may cause offence. * In Canada, style manuals recommend against using the noun Aboriginal for a person or people. * See also the usage notes under Aboriginal .

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    gin

    English

    Etymology 1

    Abbreviation of geneva or alternatively from (etyl) . Hence Gin rummy (first attested 1941).

    Noun

    (wikipedia gin)
  • A colourless non-aged alcoholic liquor made by distilling fermented grains such as barley, corn, oats or rye with juniper berries; the base for many cocktails.
  • (uncountable) gin rummy
  • (poker) drawing the best card or combination of cards
  • Derived terms
    * bathtub gin * sloe gin
    References
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    Etymology 2

    Aphetism of (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A trick; a device or instrument.
  • (obsolete) Contrivance; artifice; a trap; a snare.
  • (Chaucer)
    (Spenser)
  • A snare or trap for game.
  • A machine for raising or moving heavy objects, consisting of a tripod formed of poles united at the top, with a windlass, pulleys, ropes, etc.
  • (mining) A hoisting drum, usually vertical; a whim.
  • A pile driver.
  • A windpump.
  • A cotton gin.
  • An instrument of torture worked with screws.
  • Verb

    (ginn)
  • To remove the seeds from cotton with a cotton gin.
  • To trap something in a gin.
  • To invent (via Irish), see gin up
  • Etymology 3

    From (etyl)

    Verb

  • (archaic) To begin.
  • Etymology 4

    From (etyl) dyin, but having acquired a derogatory tone., Australian Aboriginal Words'', Oxford University Press, 1990, ISBN 0-19-553099-3, page 167.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An Aboriginal woman.
  • * 1869 , Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia , Volume 1, page 273,
  • His next shot was discharged amongst the mob, and most unfortunately wounded the gin already mentioned ; who, with a child fastened to her back, slid down the bank, and lay, apparently dying, with her legs in the water.
  • * 1988 , Tom Cole, Hell West and Crooked , Angus & Robertson, 1995, p.179,
  • Dad said Shoesmith and Thompson had made one error that cost them their lives by letting the gins into the camp, and the blacks speared them all.
  • * 2008 , Bill Marsh, Jack Goldsmith, Goldie: Adventures in a Vanishing Australia , unnumbered page,
  • But there was this gin there, see, what they called a kitchen girl.
    Synonyms
    * lubra
    Derived terms
    * gin burglar * gin burglary * gin hunter * gin jockey * gin shepherd * gin stealer * gin’s piss
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    Anagrams

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