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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. of or pertaining to Gaul or the Gauls;
- Example: "Ancient Gallic dialects"
- Example: "Gallic migrations"
- Example: "the Gallic Wars"

2. of or pertaining to France or the people of France;
- Example: "French cooking"
- Example: "a Gallic shrug"
[syn: French, Gallic]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gallic \Gal"lic\ (277), a. [From Gall the excrescence.] Pertaining to, or derived from, galls, nutgalls, and the like. [1913 Webster] Gallic acid (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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gallic \Gal"lic\, a. [From Gallium.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or containing, gallium. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gallic \Gal"lic\, a. [L. Gallicus belonging to the Gauls, fr. Galli the Gauls, Gallia Gaul, now France: cf. F. gallique.] Pertaining to Gaul or France; Gallican. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Gallic adj 1: of or pertaining to Gaul or the Gauls; "Ancient Gallic dialects"; "Gallic migrations"; "the Gallic Wars" 2: of or pertaining to France or the people of France; "French cooking"; "a Gallic shrug" [syn: French, Gallic]