Definitions for galateaˌgæl əˈti ə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Gal•a•te•aˌgæl əˈti ə(n.)
the woman brought to life by Aphrodite from the ivory statue carved by Pygmalion.
(Greek mythology) a maiden who was first a sculpture created by Pygmalion and was brought to life by Aphrodite in answer to Pygmalion's prayers
a strong cotton fabric with diagonal twill weave
a white cotton fabric with blue stripes
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a nymph whom Polyphemus made love to, but who preferred Acis to him, whom therefore he made away with by crushing him under a rock, in consequence of which the nymph threw herself into the sea.