nutgall

noun
nut·​gall | \ ˈnət-ˌgȯl How to pronounce nutgall (audio) \

Definition of nutgall

: a gall that resembles a nut especially : such a gall produced on oaks

First Known Use of nutgall

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nutgall was in the 15th century

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“Nutgall.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nutgall. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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nutgall

noun
nut·​gall | \ ˈnət-ˌgȯl How to pronounce nutgall (audio) \

Medical Definition of nutgall

: a gall that resembles a nut especially : a gall produced on an oak (especially Quercus infectoria) and used as a source of tannic acid

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