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gallus

Noun

1 elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural) [syn: brace, suspender]
2 common domestic birds and related forms [syn: genus Gallus]

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see Gallus

English

Alternative spellings

Etymology

A distortion of gallows, used attributively.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'gæləs/

Adjective

  1. Fit to be hanged; wicked; mischievous.
    • 1922: ’Twas murmur we did for a gallus potion would rouse a friar, I’m thinking, and he limp from leching. — James Joyce, Ulysses

Latin

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A cock, rooster

Derived terms

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Extensive Definition

Gallus may be:
gallus in German: Gallus
gallus in French: Gallus
gallus in Italian: Gallus (disambigua)
gallus in Dutch: Gallus
gallus in Slovak: Gallus
gallus in Finnish: Gallus
gallus in Swedish: Gallus
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