noun Ga·li·um \ˈgālēəm\

Definition of Galium

  1. :  a large genus of cosmopolitan usually trailing herbs (family Rubiaceae) with angled stems, opposite or whorled leaves, and small flowers — see cleavers, wild licorice

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Origin and Etymology of galium

New Latin, from Greek galion bedstraw, probably from gala milk; from its use to curdle milk

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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