Gal·​la ˈga-lə How to pronounce Galla (audio)
plural Galla or Gallas
offensive : oromo

Word History


Geez & Amharic

First Known Use

1670, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Galla was in 1670

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Cite this Entry

“Galla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition


gal·​la ˈgal-ə How to pronounce galla (audio) ˈgȯl- How to pronounce galla (audio)
: any of certain nutgalls from oaks that are used in pharmacy for their astringent properties

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