Definition of garibaldi in English:


Line breaks: ga¦ri|baldi
Pronunciation: /ˌgarɪˈbɔːldi
, -ˈbaldi/

noun (plural garibaldis)

  • 1British A biscuit containing a layer of compressed currants.
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    • He made tea and I could hear him rustling through the cupboard under the sink for garibaldi biscuits.
    • I have a friend, a sensible, rational creature, not outwardly generous, but happy to share a garibaldi if pressed.
    • I drank it and ate a garibaldi biscuit.
  • 2A small bright orange marine fish found off California.
    • Hypsypops rubicundus, family Pomacentridae
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    • The vivid coloration of the garibaldi may be an adaptation that serves as a warning to intruders or would-be predators that these territorial fish vigorously defend their property.
    • This bill designated the Garibaldi as the state marine fish.
  • 3 historical A woman’s or child’s loose blouse, originally bright red in imitation of the shirts worn by Garibaldi and his followers.
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    • This garment consisted of a skirt, a bolero type of jacket with large, bell sleeves, and a Garibaldi blouse.


mid 19th century: named after G. Garibaldi (see Garibaldi, Giuseppe).

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