Gaul

noun
\ˈgȯl \

Definition of Gaul 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a Celt of ancient Gaul

2 : frenchman

Gaul

geographical name
\ˈgȯl \
variants: or Latin Gallia \ˈga-lē-ə \

Definition of Gaul (Entry 2 of 2)

ancient country of western Europe comprising the region now occupied by France and Belgium and at one time also the Po River valley in northern Italy — see cisalpine gaul, transalpine gaul

First Known Use of Gaul

Noun

1625, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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