oak apple


: a large round gall produced on oak leaves and twigs by a gall wasp (especially Amphibolips confluenta)

Examples of oak apple in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The final blend is then finished in French oak apple brandy barrels to impart some extra flavor. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 11 Oct. 2022 It is written on sheepskin parchment, now the color of dust, with ink made from oak apples. Anna Russell, The New Yorker, 16 Mar. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of oak apple was in the 15th century

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“Oak apple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oak%20apple. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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