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1gall

noun \ˈgl\

Definition of GALL

1
a :  bile; especially :  bile obtained from an animal and used in the arts or medicine
b :  something bitter to endure
c :  bitterness of spirit :  rancor
2
:  brazen boldness coupled with impudent assurance and insolence

Origin of GALL

Middle English, from Old English gealla; akin to Greek cholē, cholos gall, wrath, Old English geolu yellow — more at yellow
First Known Use: before 12th century

2gall

noun

Definition of GALL

1
a :  a skin sore caused by chronic irritation
b :  a cause or state of exasperation
2
archaic :  flaw

Origin of GALL

Middle English galle, from Old English gealla, from Latin galla gallnut
First Known Use: before 12th century

3gall

verb

: to make (someone) feel annoyed or angry

Full Definition of GALL

transitive verb
1
:  to fret and wear away by friction :  chafe <the loose saddle galled the horse's back> <the galling of a metal bearing>
2
:  irritate, vex <sarcasm galls her>
intransitive verb
1
:  to become sore or worn by rubbing
2
:  seize 2

Examples of GALL

  1. It galls me that such a small group of people can have so much power.
  2. <move that rope so the sharp edge of the hull doesn't gall it>

First Known Use of GALL

14th century

4gall

noun

Definition of GALL

:  an abnormal outgrowth of plant tissue usually due to insect or mite parasites or fungi and sometimes forming an important source of tannin — see gall wasp illustration

Origin of GALL

Middle English galle, from Anglo-French, from Latin galla
First Known Use: 14th century

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