Definition of garibaldi in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɡarɪˈbɔːldi/

noun (plural garibaldis)

1British A biscuit containing a layer of compressed currants.
Example sentences
  • 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
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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