noun ga·lle·ta \gə-ˈye-tə, gī-ˈe-tə\

Definition of galleta

  1. :  either of two perennial grasses (Hilaria rigida and H. jamesii synonym Pleuraphis rigida and P. jamesii) chiefly of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico used for forage

Origin and Etymology of galleta

Spanish, hardtack

First Known Use: 1872

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