Definition of garibaldi in US English:



  • 1A small bright orange marine fish found off California.

    Hypsypops rubicundus, family Pomacentridae

    • ‘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.’
  • 2historical A woman's or children's loose blouse, originally bright red in imitation of the shirts worn by Garibaldi and his followers.

    • ‘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).