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a    a celebration; festive occasion  
b    (as modifier)  
a gala occasion     
2      (Chiefly Brit)   a sporting occasion involving competitions in several events  
a swimming gala     
     (C17: from French or Italian, from Old French gale pleasure, from Old French galer to make merry, probably of Germanic origin; compare gallant)  

      adj   (in India) (of a coat) closed at the neck  
     (from Hindi)  
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galah, Galba, galea, Galla

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c'est de la moutarde après dîner
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