Aleppo gall


Definition of Aleppo gall

: a hard brittle spherical body that is about the size of a hickory nut and is produced on the twigs of an oak (Quercus infectoria) by a gall wasp (Cynips tinctoria)

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First Known Use of Aleppo gall

1699, in the meaning defined above

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“Aleppo gall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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