gallica

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noun, often capitalized gal·li·ca \ˈga-li-kə\

Definition of gallica

  1. :  a compact fragrant European rose (Rosa gallica) having usually pink, red, or crimson flowers that yield an oil used especially in perfumery

Origin and Etymology of gallica

borrowed from New Latin, specific epithet of Rosa gallica, going back to Latin, feminine of GallicusGallic, French”


First Known Use: 1848


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