galleta

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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

borrowed from American Spanish (California, Arizona, New Mexico) galleta, guieta, of unknown origin


First Known Use: 1872


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