gallica

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noun, often cap 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

New Latin, feminine of Gallicus Gallic, French, from Latin


First Known Use: 1848


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