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galatea a sturdy cotton cloth, either striped or solid, used for children's clothing or the like.
Galatians a book of the New Testament, consisting of a letter written by the apostle Paulto the Christians of Galatia.
galaxy a system of billions of stars and other matter held relatively close to each other by gravity and separated from other such systems by vast distances. [3 definitions]
galbanum a bad-smelling gum resin, obtained from various Asian plants of the umbel family.
gale a strong wind, esp. one of about thirty to sixty miles per hour. [2 definitions]
galena a grayish mineral consisting mainly of lead sulfide and constituting the chief ore of lead.
Galileo Galilei an Italian astronomer and physicist (b.1564--d.1642).
galiot a small, swift galley propelled by sails and oars, formerly used on the Mediterranean Sea. [2 definitions]
gall1 something bitter to experience. [4 definitions]
gall2 to damage or make sore by rubbing or chafing. [5 definitions]
gall3 an abnormal swelling or growth on a plant, caused by an insect, injury, bacterium, or the like.
gallant courageous, spirited, or chivalrous. [7 definitions]
gallantry admirable courage. [3 definitions]
gallbladder a small muscular sac that is attached to the liver and that stores bile.
galleass a large, three-masted, heavily-armed fighting galley used in the Mediterranean in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
galleon a large three-masted sailing ship used esp. by the Spaniards in the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries.
gallery a long, narrow room, hallway, or promenade that is covered and open at one or both ends. [7 definitions]
galley a large, low ship of ancient and medieval times that was propelled by oars and sometimes by sails. [3 definitions]
galley proof a printer's proof taken from type in a galley to allow for correction of errors before final pages are assembled.
galley slave a slave or convict forced to work at an oar on a galley. [2 definitions]
gallfly any of various insects that deposit eggs in plant stems or tree bark causing the formation of galls in which the larvae feed.