gallant soldier


Definition of gallant soldier

: an annual South American composite herb (Galinsoga parviflora) now a cosmopolitan weed with an erect much-branched stem, opposite leaves, and flower heads in clusters with their branches nearly opposite and equal

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History and Etymology for gallant soldier

by folk etymology from New Latin Galinsoga

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“Gallant soldier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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