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gallic

GAL'LIC, a. [From Gallia, Gaul.] Now pertaining to Gaul or France.

GAL'LIC, a. [from gall.] Belonging to galls or oak apples; derived from galls; as the gallic acid.




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GAL'LIC, a. [From Gallia, Gaul.] Now pertaining to Gaul or France.

GAL'LIC, a. [from gall.] Belonging to galls or oak apples; derived from galls; as the gallic acid.


GAL'LIC, a.1 [from Gallia, Gaul, now France.]

Pertaining to Gaul or France.


GAL'LIC, a.2 [from gall.]

Belonging to galls or oak apples; derived from galls; as, the gallic acid.


Gal"lic
  1. Pertaining to, or containing, gallium.
  2. Pertaining to, or derived from, galls, nutgalls, and the like.

    Gallic acid (Chem.), an organic acid, very widely distributed in the vegetable kingdom, being found in the free state in galls, tea, etc., and produced artificially. It is a white, crystalline substance, C6H2(HO)3.CO2H, with an astringent taste, and is a strong reducing agent, as employed in photography. It is usually prepared from tannin, and both give a dark color with iron salts, forming tannate and gallate of iron, which are the essential ingredients of common black ink.

  3. Pertaining to Gaul or France; Gallican.
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Gallic

GAL'LIC, adjective [From Gallia, Gaul.] Now pertaining to Gaul or France.

GAL'LIC, adjective [from gall.] Belonging to galls or oak apples; derived from galls; as the gallic acid.

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