any of several dipterous insects of the family Cecidomyiidae, the larvae of which form characteristic galls on plants.
any of various small fragile mosquito-like dipterous flies constituting the widely distributed family Cecidomyidae, many of which have larvae that produce galls on plants Also called gallfly, gall gnat See also Hessian fly
/ˌɡælɪˈæmbɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to a metre consisting of four lesser Ionics, used by Callimachus and Catullus and imitated by Tennyson in Boadicea noun 2. a verse in this metre
[gal-yerd] /ˈgæl yərd/ noun 1. a spirited dance for two dancers in triple rhythm, common in the 16th and 17th centuries. /ˈɡæljəd/ noun 1. a spirited dance in triple time for two persons, popular in the 16th and 17th centuries 2. a piece of music composed for this dance adjective 3. (archaic) lively; spirited
[gal-ik] /ˈgæl ɪk/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. of or containing , especially in the trivalent state. [gal-ik, gaw-lik] /ˈgæl ɪk, ˈgɔ lɪk/ adjective 1. pertaining to or derived from plant galls: gallic acid. [gal-ik] /ˈgæl ɪk/ adjective 1. pertaining to the or . 2. pertaining to the French or France. /ˈɡælɪk/ adjective 1. of or containing […]
noun, Chemistry. 1. a white or yellowish, crystalline, sparingly water-soluble solid, C 7 H 6 O 5 , obtained from nutgalls, used chiefly in tanning and in ink dyes.