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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gallic  \Gal"lic\,  a.  [From  {Gallium}.]  (Chem.) 
  Pertaining  to  or  containing,  gallium. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gallic  \Gal"lic\  (277),  a.  [From  {Gall}  the  excrescence.] 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gallic  \Gal"lic\,  a.  [L.  Gallicus  belonging  to  the  Gauls,  fr 
  Galli  the  Gauls,  Gallia  Gaul,  now  France:  cf  F.  gallique.] 
  Pertaining  to  Gaul  or  France;  Gallican. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Gallic 
  adj  1:  of  or  pertaining  to  Gaul  or  the  Gauls;  "Ancient  Gallic 
  dialects";  "Gallic  migrations";  "the  Gallic  Wars" 
  [syn:  {Gallic}] 
  2:  of  or  pertaining  to  France  or  the  people  of  France;  "French 
  cooking";  "a  gallic  shrug"  [syn:  {French},  {Gallic}] 




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