Purlieu vs Gonad - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between purlieu and gonad

is that purlieu is (historical) the ground on the edges of a forest, especially when partly subject to the same forest laws concerning game hunting etc while gonad is (anatomy) a sex organ that produces gametes; specifically, a testicle or ovary.

purlieu

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (historical) The ground on the edges of a forest, especially when partly subject to the same forest laws concerning game hunting etc.
  • The outskirts of any place; an adjacent district; the environs or neighborhood.
  • *1886 , , The Princess Casamassima .
  • *:He seemed to wish to keep hold of him, and looked at him strangely, over his spectacles... when he learned that Hyacinth had taken a lodging not in their old familiar quarter but in the unexplored purlieus of Westminster.
  • gonad

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (anatomy) A sex organ that produces gametes; specifically, a testicle or ovary.
  • (slang, in the plural) The testicles.
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