Definitions for gallgɔl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
audacity; impudence; effrontery.
Ref: bile (def. 1). 1
something bitter or severe.
bitterness of spirit; rancor.
Origin of gall:
bef. 900; OE galla, gealla, c. OHG galla; akin to L fel, Gk cholḗ gall, bile
to make sore by rubbing; chafe severely:
The saddle galled the horse's back.
Category: Pathology, Veterinary Science
to irritate greatly:
An arrogant manner galls me.
(v.i.)to be or become chafed.
(n.)a sore on the skin, esp. of a horse, due to rubbing.
Category: Veterinary Science
something very vexing or irritating.
a state of vexation or irritation.
Origin of gall:
bef. 1000; ME galle, perh. < MD, MLG gall, akin to OE gealla sore on a horse
any abnormal outgrowth or swelling in a plant, as from viral damage, insect egg deposits, or chemical irritants.
Origin of gall:
1350–1400; ME galle < MF < L galla gallnut. See gall2
saddle sore, gall(noun)
an open sore on the back of a horse caused by ill-fitting or badly adjusted saddle
a skin sore caused by chafing
abnormal swelling of plant tissue caused by insects or microorganisms or injury
resentment, bitterness, gall, rancor, rancour(noun)
a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
a digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder; aids in the digestion of fats
crust, gall, impertinence, impudence, insolence, cheekiness, freshness(noun)
the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
chafe, gall, fret(verb)
become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
irritate or vex
"It galls me that we lost the suit"
the bitter, alkaline, viscid fluid found in the gall bladder, beneath the liver. It consists of the secretion of the liver, or bile, mixed with that of the mucous membrane of the gall bladder
the gall bladder
anything extremely bitter; bitterness; rancor
impudence; brazen assurance
an excrescence of any form produced on any part of a plant by insects or their larvae. They are most commonly caused by small Hymenoptera and Diptera which puncture the bark and lay their eggs in the wounds. The larvae live within the galls. Some galls are due to aphids, mites, etc. See Gallnut
to impregnate with a decoction of gallnuts
to fret and wear away by friction; to hurt or break the skin of by rubbing; to chafe; to injure the surface of by attrition; as, a saddle galls the back of a horse; to gall a mast or a cable
to fret; to vex; as, to be galled by sarcasm
to injure; to harass; to annoy; as, the troops were galled by the shot of the enemy
to scoff; to jeer
a wound in the skin made by rubbing
Galls or cecidia are outgrowths on the surface of lifeforms. Plant galls are abnormal outgrowths of plant tissues and can be caused by various parasites, from fungi and bacteria, to insects and mites. Plant galls are often highly organized structures and because of this the cause of the gall can often be determined without the actual agent being identified. This applies particularly to some insect and mite plant galls. In pathology, a gall is a raised sore on the skin, usually caused by chafing or rubbing.
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Translations for gall
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a bitter liquid which is stored in the gall bladder.
- bílisPortuguese (BR)
- die GalleGerman
- bilis, hielSpanish
- असभ्य व्यवहारHindi
- bile, fieleItalian
- تريخى ( ترينه )، دتريخى شنې ژړيخونى اوبه: تريخوالىPashto
- 膽汁Chinese (Trad.)
- حیوانی پتUrdu
- 胆汁Chinese (Simp.)
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