Definition of galleta
: 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: 1872See Words from the same year
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