Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to Gaul or France.
  • Belonging to galls or oak-apples; derived from galls.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Chem.) Pertaining to, or containing, gallium.
  • adjective Pertaining to, or derived from, galls, nutgalls, and the like.
  • adjective (Chem.) an organic acid, very widely distributed in the vegetable kingdom, being found in the free state in galls, tea, etc., and produced artificially. It is a white, crystalline substance, C6H2(HO)3.CO2H, with an astringent taste, and is a strong reducing agent, as employed in photography. It is usually prepared from tannin, and both give a dark color with iron salts, forming tannate and gallate of iron, which are the essential ingredients of common black ink.
  • adjective Pertaining to Gaul or France; Gallican.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or derived from galls
  • adjective chemistry Of or pertaining to gallic acid or its derivatives

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

  • adjective of or pertaining to France or the people of France
  • adjective of or pertaining to Gaul or the Gauls

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Examples

  • Other elements also are used, such as gallic acid, alum, sulphate of iron, and copper, salt, and other agents. "

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  • As he slips into something more comfortable, she is left alone in his bachelor pad, a bastion of cutting-edge gallic innovation think Minitel to the power of dix.

    The Hard Sell: Stella Artois

  • An otherwise normal scene in Austin except for the fact that underneath that tree, in gallic stripes and signature wire-framed glasses, stood Dorie Greenspan -- in town to speak at the 33rd annual conference for the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

    Danika Boyle: Sparks From the Culinary Edge

  • An otherwise normal scene in Austin except for the fact that underneath that tree, in gallic stripes and signature wire-framed glasses, stood Dorie Greenspan -- in town to speak at the 33rd annual conference for the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

    Danika Boyle: Sparks From the Culinary Edge

  • An otherwise normal scene in Austin except for the fact that underneath that tree, in gallic stripes and signature wire-framed glasses, stood Dorie Greenspan -- in town to speak at the 33rd annual conference for the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

    Danika Boyle: Sparks From the Culinary Edge

  • As he slips into something more comfortable, she is left alone in his bachelor pad, a bastion of cutting-edge gallic innovation think Minitel to the power of dix.

    The Hard Sell: Stella Artois

  • An otherwise normal scene in Austin except for the fact that underneath that tree, in gallic stripes and signature wire-framed glasses, stood Dorie Greenspan -- in town to speak at the 33rd annual conference for the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

    Danika Boyle: Sparks From the Culinary Edge

  • If you get past his annoying gallic pomposity, which comes through even in translation, and a certain obvious boundedness within the worldview of the early 20th century, there are interesting thoughts to unravel.

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  • An otherwise normal scene in Austin except for the fact that underneath that tree, in gallic stripes and signature wire-framed glasses, stood Dorie Greenspan -- in town to speak at the 33rd annual conference for the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

    Danika Boyle: Sparks From the Culinary Edge

  • An otherwise normal scene in Austin except for the fact that underneath that tree, in gallic stripes and signature wire-framed glasses, stood Dorie Greenspan -- in town to speak at the 33rd annual conference for the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

    Danika Boyle: Sparks From the Culinary Edge

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