Gaul

[gawl]
noun
1.
an ancient region in W Europe, including the modern areas of N Italy, France, Belgium, and the S Netherlands: consisted of two main divisions, one part S of the Alps (Cisalpine Gaul) and another part N of the Alps (Transalpine Gaul)
2.
Latin Gallia. a province of the ancient Roman Empire, including the territory corresponding to modern France, Belgium, the S Netherlands, Switzerland, N Italy, and Germany W of the Rhine.
3.
an inhabitant of the ancient region of Gaul.
4.
a native or inhabitant of France.
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Gaul (ɡɔːl)
 
n
1.  Latin name: Gallia an ancient region of W Europe corresponding to N Italy, France, Belgium, part of Germany, and the S Netherlands: divided into Cisalpine Gaul, which became a Roman province before 100 bc, and Transalpine Gaul, which was conquered by Julius Caesar (58--51 bc)
2.  a native of ancient Gaul
3.  a Frenchman

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Gaul
1563, from Fr. Gaule, from L. Gallia, from Gallus "a Gaul."
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Particularly, he harangued that, always, the gauls exterminated their defeated enemies.
The occupying gauls were in serious need, under quite poor health conditions.
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