gallic

1
[ gal-ik ]
/ ˈgæl ɪk /
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adjective Chemistry.

of or containing gallium, especially in the trivalent state.

Origin of gallic

1

Definition for gallic (2 of 3)

gallic

2
[ gal-ik, gaw-lik ]
/ ˈgæl ɪk, ˈgɔ lɪk /

adjective

pertaining to or derived from plant galls: gallic acid.

Origin of gallic

2
1785–95; < French gallique; see gall3, -ic

Definition for gallic (3 of 3)

Gallic

[ gal-ik ]
/ ˈgæl ɪk /

adjective

pertaining to the Gauls or Gaul.
pertaining to the French or France.

Origin of Gallic

1665–75; < Latin Gallicus, equivalent to Gall(us) a Gaul + -icus -ic
Related formsGal·li·cal·ly, adverb
Can be confusedGaelic Gallic
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British Dictionary definitions for gallic (1 of 3)

gallic

1
/ (ˈɡælɪk) /

adjective

of or containing gallium in the trivalent state

Word Origin for gallic

C18: from gall (ium) + -ic

British Dictionary definitions for gallic (2 of 3)

gallic

2
/ (ˈɡælɪk) /

adjective

of, relating to, or derived from plant galls

Word Origin for gallic

C18: from French gallique; see gall ³

British Dictionary definitions for gallic (3 of 3)

Gallic

/ (ˈɡælɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to France
of or relating to ancient Gaul or the Gauls

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