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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Galena  \Ga*le"na\,  n.[L.  galena  lead  ore,  dross  that  remains 
  after  melting  lead:  cf  F.  gal[`e]ne  sulphide  of  lead  ore, 
  antidote  to  prison,  stillness  of  the  sea,  calm,  tranquility.] 
  1.  (Med.)  A  remedy  or  antidose  for  poison;  theriaca.  [Obs.] 
  --Parr. 
 
  2.  (Min.)  Lead  sulphide;  the  principal  ore  of  lead.  It  is  of 
  a  bluish  gray  color  and  metallic  luster,  and  is  cubic  in 
  crystallization  and  cleavage. 
 
  {False  galena}.  See  {Blende}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  galena 
  n  :  soft  blue-gray  mineral;  lead  sulfide;  a  major  source  of  lead 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Galena,  AK  (city,  FIPS  27530) 
  Location:  64.74077  N,  156.81986  W 
  Population  (1990):  833  (286  housing  units) 
  Area:  42.8  sq  km  (land),  16.6  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  99741 
  Galena,  IL  (city,  FIPS  28300) 
  Location:  42.42075  N,  90.42735  W 
  Population  (1990):  3647  (1732  housing  units) 
  Area:  7.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  61036 
  Galena,  IN  (CDP,  FIPS  26206) 
  Location:  38.35034  N,  85.93940  W 
  Population  (1990):  1231  (417  housing  units) 
  Area:  6.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Galena,  KS  (city,  FIPS  25100) 
  Location:  37.07503  N,  94.63534  W 
  Population  (1990):  3308  (1442  housing  units) 
  Area:  11.8  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  66739 
  Galena,  MD  (town,  FIPS  31225) 
  Location:  39.34331  N,  75.87916  W 
  Population  (1990):  324  (142  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  21635 
  Galena,  MO  (city,  FIPS  26254) 
  Location:  36.80459  N,  93.47013  W 
  Population  (1990):  401  (191  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  65656 
  Galena,  OH  (village,  FIPS  29148) 
  Location:  40.22050  N,  82.88208  W 
  Population  (1990):  361  (145  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.5  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  43021 




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