Aleppo gall

noun

: 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)

Word History

First Known Use

1699, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aleppo gall was in 1699

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“Aleppo gall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aleppo%20gall. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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