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Definition of "galea" [‖Ga•le•a]

  • A helmet-shaped part, such as the upper petal of certain plants or part of the maxilla of an insect. (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 "galea" in a sentence
  • "Galera is a slight corruption of the word "galea", the name originally given to the southeastern point, Galeota Point, by"
  • "The legionary is dressed in a galea, a metal helmet with cheek guards, and a cuirass, body armour comprising overlapping iron plates."
  • "Sp. celada or It. celata, believed to represent L. cà ¦ l ta (sc. cassis or galea), (a helmet) ornamented with engraving."