Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An instance or a place of great suffering.

Etymologies

After Gethsemane .
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • I discovered today I've been mispronouncing this word since forever :-( Although, if anything, I find the correct pronunciation even more evocative.

    December 22, 2007