Galega

noun Ga·le·ga \gəˈlēgə\

Definition of Galega

  1. :  a small genus of tall perennial Eurasian herbs (family Leguminosae) with compound leaves and racemose blue or white flowers — see goat's rue 1

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of galega

New Latin, probably from Italian, from Medieval Latin (herba) Gallica, literally, Gallic herb, from feminine of Latin Gallicus Gallic — more at gallic


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Galega? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

feeling or affected by lethargy

Get Word of the Day daily email!