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Meaning of galatea

gal•a•te•a

Pronunciation: (gal"u-tē'u), [key]
— n.
  1. a strong cotton fabric, plain or striped, for clothing.

Gal•a•te•a

Pronunciation: (gal"u-tē'u), [key]
— n. Class. Myth.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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