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Related to Galatea: Pygmalion
n. Greek Mythology
A maiden who was originally a statue carved by Pygmalion and who was brought to life by Aphrodite in answer to the sculptor's pleas.
A durable, often striped cotton fabric used in making clothing.
[After the Galatea, , a 19th-century English warship (from the fabric's use for children's sailor suits).]
(Textiles) a strong twill-weave cotton fabric, striped or plain, for clothing
[C19: named after the man-of-war HMS Galatea (the fabric was at one time in demand for children's sailor suits)]
(Classical Myth & Legend) 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
Gal•a•te•a(ˌgæl əˈti ə)
the woman brought to life by Aphrodite from the ivory statue carved by Pygmalion.