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  • English Word Gallimatia Definition Senseless talk. [Obs. or R.] See Galimatias.
  • English Word Gallimaufries Definition of Gallimaufry
  • English Word Gallimaufry Definition A hash of various kinds of meats, a ragout.
  • English Word Gallimaufry Definition Any absurd medley; a hotchpotch.
  • English Word Gallin Definition A substance obtained by the reduction of gallein.
  • English Word Gallinaceae Definition Same as Gallinae.
  • English Word Gallinacean Definition One of the Gallinae or gallinaceous birds.
  • English Word Gallinaceous Definition Resembling the domestic fowls and pheasants; of or pertaining to the Gallinae.
  • English Word Gallinae Definition An order of birds, including the common domestic fowls, pheasants, grouse, quails, and allied forms; -- sometimes called Rasores.
  • English Word Galling Definition of Gall
  • English Word Galling Definition Fitted to gall or chafe; vexing; harassing; irritating.
  • English Word Gallinipper Definition A large mosquito.
  • English Word Gallinule Definition One of several wading birds, having long, webless toes, and a frontal shield, belonging to the family Rallidae. They are remarkable for running rapidly over marshes and on floating plants. The purple gallinule of America is Ionornis Martinica, that of the Old World is Porphyrio porphyrio. The common European gallinule (Gallinula chloropus) is also called moor hen, water hen, water rail, moor coot, night bird, and erroneously dabchick. Closely related to it is the Florida gallinule (Gallinula galeata).
  • English Word Galliot Definition See Galiot.
  • English Word Gallipoli oil Definition An inferior kind of olive oil, brought from Gallipoli, in Italy.
  • English Word Gallipot Definition A glazed earthen pot or vessel, used by druggists and apothecaries for containing medicines, etc.
  • English Word Gallium Definition A rare metallic element, found in certain zinc ores. It is white, hard, and malleable, resembling aluminium, and remarcable for its low melting point (86/ F., 30/C). Symbol Ga. Atomic weight 69.9.
  • English Word Gallivant Definition To play the beau; to wait upon the ladies; also, to roam about for pleasure without any definite plan.
  • English Word Gallivat Definition A small armed vessel, with sails and oars, -- used on the Malabar coast.
  • English Word Galliwasp Definition A West Indian lizard (Celestus occiduus), about a foot long, imagined by the natives to be venomous.
  • English Word Gallnut Definition A round gall produced on the leaves and shoots of various species of the oak tree. See Gall, and Nutgall.
  • English Word Gallomania Definition An excessive admiration of what is French.
  • English Word Gallon Definition A measure of capacity, containing four quarts; -- used, for the most part, in liquid measure, but sometimes in dry measure.
  • English Word Galloon Definition A narrow tapelike fabric used for binding hats, shoes, etc., -- sometimes made ornamental.
  • English Word Galloon Definition A similar bordering or binding of rich material, such as gold lace.
  • English Word Gallooned Definition Furnished or adorned with galloon.
  • English Word Gallop Definition To ride a horse at a gallop.
  • English Word Gallop Definition A mode of running by a quadruped, particularly by a horse, by lifting alternately the fore feet and the hind feet, in successive leaps or bounds.
  • English Word Gallop Definition To cause to gallop.
  • English Word Gallop Definition Fig.: To go rapidly or carelessly, as in making a hasty examination.