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valonia

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noun va·lo·nia \və-ˈlō-nē-ə, -nyə\

Definition of valonia

  1. :  dried acorn cups especially from a Eurasian evergreen oak (Quercus macrolepis syn. Q. aegilops) used in tanning or dressing leather



Origin of valonia

Italian vallonia, from Middle Greek balanidia, plural of balanidion, diminutive of Greek balanos acorn — more at gland


First Known Use: 1722


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