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galatea

[gal-uh-tee-uh] /ˌgæl əˈti ə/
noun
1.
a strong cotton fabric, plain or striped, for clothing.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; named after the 19th-century British man-of-war H.M.S. Galatea; the fabric was once used for children's sailor suits

Galatea

[gal-uh-tee-uh] /ˌgæl əˈti ə/
noun, Classical Mythology
1.
a sea nymph who was the lover of Acis.
2.
a maiden who had been an ivory statue carved by Pygmalion and brought to life by Aphrodite in response to his prayers.
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British Dictionary definitions for galatea

galatea

/ˌɡæləˈtɪə/
noun
1.
a strong twill-weave cotton fabric, striped or plain, for clothing
Word Origin
C19: named after the man-of-war HMS Galatea (the fabric was at one time in demand for children's sailor suits)

Galatea

/ˌɡæləˈtɪə/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) a statue of a maiden brought to life by Aphrodite in response to the prayers of the sculptor Pygmalion, who had fallen in love with his creation
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