gallfly

noun gall·fly \ ˈgȯl-ˌflī \

Definition of gallfly

: an insect (such as a gall wasp) that deposits its eggs in plants causing the formation of galls in which the larvae feed

Origin and Etymology of gallfly


Learn More about gallfly


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up gallfly? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a case containing an explosive

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • spring-flowers
  • Which is a synonym of raillery?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!