nutgall

noun nut·gall \ ˈnət-ˌgȯl \

Definition of nutgall

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

First Known Use of nutgall

15th century


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nutgall

noun nut·gall \ ˈnət-ˌgȯl \

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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