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galleta

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noun ga·lle·ta \gə-ˈye-tə, gī-ˈe-tə\

Definition of galleta

  1. :  either of two perennial grasses (Hilaria rigida and H. jamesii syn. Pleuraphis rigida and P. jamesii) chiefly of the southwestern United States and Mexico used for forage



Origin and Etymology of galleta

Spanish, hardtack


First Known Use: 1872


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