Definitions

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

  • n. A loose high-necked blouse styled after the red shirts worn by Garibaldi and his soldiers.
  • n. A bright orange or yellow-orange damselfish (Hypsypops rubicundus) native to coastal marine waters of southern California.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a biscuit consisting of currants squashed between layers of flaky pastry.
  • n. A bright yellow/orange damselfish, of the genus Hypsypops, from the seas of southern California.
  • n. A jacket worn by women; so called from its resemblance in shape to the red shirt worn by the Italian patriot Garibaldi.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A jacket worn by women; -- so called from its resemblance in shape to the red shirt worn by the Italians patriot Garibaldi.
  • n. A California market fish (Pomancentrus rubicundus) of a deep scarlet color.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A loose shirt-waist worn by women and children in place of the ordinary body of a dress.
  • n. A Californian pomacentrid fish, Hypsypops rubicundus, about a foot long: so called, on account of its red or orange color, by the Italian fishermen in California. Also called goldfish and red-perch.

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

  • n. a loose high-necked blouse with long sleeves; styled after the red flannel shirts worn by Garibaldi's soldiers
  • n. Italian patriot whose conquest of Sicily and Naples led to the formation of the Italian state (1807-1882)

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • My mother was always one for very restrained sweet treats- a plain cookie, at the most a "garibaldi"-a flat raisiny biscuit- was as far as she would go towards dessert, or sweet snack, in the absence of a special occasion.

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  • My mother was always one for very restrained sweet treats - a plain cookie, at the most a "garibaldi" - a flat raisiny biscuit - was as far as she would go towards dessert, or sweet snack, in the absence of a special occasion.

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  • She laughed with the tears in her eyes, and looked down at her school frock -- a black skirt and a white muslin "garibaldi" (the garment so called at that time being extremely like the shirt blouse, or waist, as the

    Mrs. Day's Daughters

  • By contrast, Daily Mail readers' best-loved biscuits include the garibaldi – named after Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi – followed by thin arrowroots, ginger crunches, chocolate wafers and rich teas.

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  • For example the links between the fruit shortcake and the garibaldi were suddenly abundantly clear, as well as relationships such as the link between the rich tea biscuit and the digestive.

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  • If you so much as harm a scale on their knobby golden heads, the game warden is allowed to chop off your pinky yakuza style and ceremoniously feed it to the offended garibaldi in homage.

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  • He was looking through the clear water at the moving shapes of the orange garibaldi fish twenty feet below.

    A Darkness More Than Night

  • Over a tight-fitting garibaldi of blue silk, excessively _decollete_, it wore what once had been a boy's pepper-and-salt jacket.

    Tommy and Co.

  • Five minutes later, Tommy returned, clad in the long, black skirt, supported by the cricket belt, the blue garibaldi cut _decollete_, the pepper-and-salt jacket, the worsted comforter, the red lips very tightly pressed, the long lashes over the black eyes moving very rapidly.

    Tommy and Co.

  • "Is that your own?" asked Mrs. Postwhistle, indicating the blue silk garibaldi.

    Tommy and Co.

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  • Also the name of a brigade of international volunteers, also named after the Italian general, who fought in the Spanish Civil War from 1936 to 1939 on the side of the Republic. For more info, see International Brigades.

    January 23, 2008

  • A biscuit named after an Italian general

    January 23, 2008