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valonia

noun va·lo·nia \və-ˈlō-nē-ə, -nyə\

Definition of VALONIA

:  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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