garibaldi

noun
gar·​i·​bal·​di | \ ˌger-ə-ˈbȯl-dē How to pronounce garibaldi (audio) , ˌga-rə- \
plural garibaldi or garibaldis

Definition of garibaldi

1 or Garibaldi : a loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirt or blouse for women and children that was popular in the latter part of the 19th century and was styled in imitation of the red shirts worn by the Italian patriot Giuseppe Garibaldi and his followers Also in London were clothiers who featured the latest in female fashion—red-colored Garibaldi blouses.— Gay Talese
2 : a bright orange damselfish (Hypsypops rubicundus) of the Pacific coast from northern California to Baja California that may reach a length of about 14 inches (35.6 centimeters)

Note: Young garibaldi have iridescent blue spots that fade as they mature.

Examples of garibaldi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eye-catching vermilion rockfish share the water with the state’s official marine fish, the orange garibaldi, which is Sun’s favorite. James T. Bartlett, Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2020 All passengers have their own seats and portholes to look for garibaldi, urchins, rockfish and bat rays, among other sea life. Kathie Bozanich, Orange County Register, 22 May 2017

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First Known Use of garibaldi

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Garibaldi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/garibaldi. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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Garibaldi biographical name

Gar·​i·​bal·​di | \ ˌger-ə-ˈbȯl-dē How to pronounce Garibaldi (audio) , ˌga-rə-ˈbȯl-dē \

Definition of Garibaldi

Giuseppe 1807–1882 Italian patriot

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