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

  • A region of southwest Scotland. The Mull of Galloway, a promontory on a peninsula on its southwest coast, is the southernmost point in Scotland.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A formerly Gaelic-speaking region in the southwestern-most corner of Scotland as part of Dumfries and Galloway council area. Its capital is Kirkcudbright.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small horse of a breed raised at Galloway, Scotland; -- called also garran, and garron.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of a breed of horses of small size (under fifteen hands high), first raised in Galloway in Scotland, characterized by great spirit and endurance.
  • n. A breed of hornless cattle, of great antiquity, developed in the highlands of southwestern Scotland.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a district in southwestern Scotland
  • n. breed of hardy black chiefly beef cattle native to Scotland

Etymologies

From Brythonic Gallwyddel and Gaelic Gallgaidhil, both meaning "foreign Gael", a term used for Gaelic-speaking Norse settlers. (Wiktionary)

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