[goh-lee-uh, -leel-yuh]


a collar of lawn or linen, slightly rolled under at the edge and starched to stand out from the neckline, worn in Spain in the 17th century.

Nearby words

  1. goliath,
  2. goliath beetle,
  3. goliath crane,
  4. goliath frog,
  5. goliathan,
  6. golliwog,
  7. golliwogg,
  8. gollop,
  9. golly,
  10. gollywobbler

Origin of golilla

1665–75; < Spanish, diminutive of gola throat

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