garibaldi

[ gar-uh-bawl-dee ]

noun
  1. a loose blouse worn by women and children in the mid-19th century, made in imitation of the red shirts worn by the soldiers of Garibaldi.

  2. a brilliant orange damselfish, Hypsypops rubicundus, found off the rocky coasts of southern California.

Origin of garibaldi

1
First recorded in 1860–65

Words Nearby garibaldi

Other definitions for Garibaldi (2 of 2)

Garibaldi
[ gar-uh-bawl-dee; Italian gah-ree-bahl-dee ]

noun
  1. Giu·sep·pe [juh-sep-ee; Italian joo-zep-pe], /dʒəˈsɛp i; Italian dʒuˈzɛp pɛ/, 1807–82, Italian patriot and general.

Other words from Garibaldi

  • Gar·i·bal·di·an, adjective, noun

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How to use garibaldi in a sentence

  • Three generations ago one of the cadets settled in Nice, and his lineal descendant is the present General garibaldi.

    Rule of the Monk | Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • This permission was granted, and on the evening of the 4th of May, garibaldi left the city with his legion, now 2500 strong.

    Rule of the Monk | Giuseppe Garibaldi

British Dictionary definitions for garibaldi (1 of 2)

garibaldi

/ (ˌɡærɪˈbɔːldɪ) /


noun
  1. a woman's loose blouse with long sleeves popular in the 1860s, copied from the red flannel shirt worn by Garibaldi's soldiers

  2. British a type of biscuit having a layer of currants in the centre

British Dictionary definitions for Garibaldi (2 of 2)

Garibaldi

/ (ˌɡærɪˈbɔːldɪ) /


noun
  1. Giuseppe (dʒuˈzɛppe). 1807–82, Italian patriot; a leader of the Risorgimento. He fought against the Austrians and French in Italy (1848–49; 1859) and, with 1000 volunteers, conquered Sicily and Naples for the emerging kingdom of Italy (1860)

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