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  • English Word Gala Definition Pomp, show, or festivity.
  • English Word Galacta-gogue Definition An agent exciting secretion of milk.
  • English Word Galactic Definition Of or pertaining to milk; got from milk; as, galactic acid.
  • English Word Galactic Definition Of or pertaining to the galaxy or Milky Way.
  • English Word Galactin Definition An amorphous, gelatinous substance containing nitrogen, found in milk and other animal fluids. It resembles peptone, and is variously regarded as a coagulating or emulsifying agent.
  • English Word Galactin Definition A white waxy substance found in the sap of the South American cow tree (Galactodendron).
  • English Word Galactin Definition An amorphous, gummy carbohydrate resembling gelose, found in the seeds of leguminous plants, and yielding on decomposition several sugars, including galactose.
  • English Word Galactodensimeter Definition Same as Galactometer.
  • English Word Galactometer Definition An instrument for ascertaining the quality of milk (i.e., its richness in cream) by determining its specific gravity; a lactometer.
  • English Word Galactophagist Definition One who eats, or subsists on, milk.
  • English Word Galactophagous Definition Feeding on milk.
  • English Word Galactophorous Definition Milk-carrying; lactiferous; -- applied to the ducts of mammary glands.
  • English Word Galactopoietic Definition Increasing the flow of milk; milk-producing. -- n. A galactopoietic substance.
  • English Word Galactose Definition A white, crystalline sugar, C6H12O6, isomeric with dextrose, obtained by the decomposition of milk sugar, and also from certain gums. When oxidized it forms mucic acid. Called also lactose (though it is not lactose proper).
  • English Word Galage Definition See Galoche.
  • English Word Galago Definition A genus of African lemurs, including numerous species.
  • English Word Galagos Definition of Galago
  • English Word Galanga Definition Alt. of Galangal
  • English Word Galangal Definition The pungent aromatic rhizome or tuber of certain East Indian or Chinese species of Alpinia (A. Galanga and A. officinarum) and of the Kaempferia Galanga), -- all of the Ginger family.
  • English Word Galantine Definition A dish of veal, chickens, or other white meat, freed from bones, tied up, boiled, and served cold.
  • English Word Galapee tree Definition The West Indian Sciadophyllum Brownei, a tree with very large digitate leaves.
  • English Word Galatian Definition Of or pertaining to Galatia or its inhabitants. -- A native or inhabitant of Galatia, in Asia Minor; a descendant of the Gauls who settled in Asia Minor.
  • English Word Galaxies Definition of Galaxy
  • English Word Galaxy Definition The Milky Way; that luminous tract, or belt, which is seen at night stretching across the heavens, and which is composed of innumerable stars, so distant and blended as to be distinguishable only with the telescope. The term has recently been used for remote clusters of stars.
  • English Word Galaxy Definition A splendid assemblage of persons or things.
  • English Word Galban Definition Alt. of Galbanum
  • English Word Galbanum Definition A gum resin exuding from the stems of certain Asiatic umbelliferous plants, mostly species of Ferula. The Bubon Galbanum of South Africa furnishes an inferior kind of galbanum. It has an acrid, bitter taste, a strong, unpleasant smell, and is used for medical purposes, also in the arts, as in the manufacture of varnish.
  • English Word Gale Definition A strong current of air; a wind between a stiff breeze and a hurricane. The most violent gales are called tempests.
  • English Word Gale Definition A moderate current of air; a breeze.
  • English Word Gale Definition A state of excitement, passion, or hilarity.