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Definition of "galatea" [galatea]

  • A durable, often striped cotton fabric used in making clothing. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "galatea" in a sentence
  • "It can be purchased by the yard and it's of galatea which is cheap."
  • "Mayr postulated that, sometime in the past, a few pairs of Tanysiptera galatea happened to reach this little satellite from the mainland."
  • "T. galatea itself occupied New Guinea proper, having diversified there into only three subspecies, despite the great heterogeneity of available habitats."