Definition of Gallus

1. Noun. Elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural).

Exact synonyms: Brace, Suspender
Generic synonyms: Man's Clothing
Terms within: Shoulder Strap, Strap
Language type: Plural, Plural Form
Derivative terms: Suspend



2. Noun. Common domestic birds and related forms.
Exact synonyms: Genus Gallus
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Member holonyms: Domestic Fowl, Fowl, Poultry, Gallina, Jungle Fowl
Group relationships: Family Phasianidae, Phasianidae

Definition of Gallus

1. Adjective. Fit to be hanged; wicked; mischievous. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gallus

1. a suspender for trousers [n -ES] : GALLUSED [adj]

Medical Definition of Gallus

1. A genus of gallinaceous birds including Gallus domestica, the domestic chicken. Origin: L. Gallus, a cock (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gallus

gallows bird
gallows birds
gallows humor
gallows humour
gallows tree
gallowses
galls
gallsickness
gallstone
gallstone colic
gallstone ileus
gallstones
gallumph
gallumphs
galluptious
gallus (current term)
gallus adeno-like virus
gallused
galluses
gally
gallygaskins
gallying
galoche
galoche chin
galoched
galoches
galoching
galoot
galoots
galop

Literary usage of Gallus

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1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"gallus wrote a treatise against it, and had to leave the city; services in the only ... For a time gallus preached for Cruciger (who was ill) at Wittenberg, ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1914)
"When the armies came in sight of each other, the soldiers of gallus compared the ignominious conduct of their sovereign with the glory of his rival. ..."

3. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"When the armies came i» tight of each other, the soldiers of gallus compared the ignominious conduct of their sovereign with the glory of his rival They ..."

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