a strong, twilled cotton cloth, often striped, used for play clothes, uniforms, etc.
Origin of galateaafter the 19th-c. Eng warship H.M.S. Galatea: the fabric was used to make sailor suits for little boys
Gr. Myth. a statue of a maiden which is given life by Aphrodite after its sculptor, Pygmalion, falls in love with it: name applied in post-classical times
A durable, often striped cotton fabric used in making clothing.
Origin of galateaAfter the Galatea, a 19th-century English warship (from the fabric's use for children's sailor suits).
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.