root gall

noun

1
: an abnormal enlargement or swelling of or on the root of a plant commonly due to a parasitic organism
2

Word History

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of root gall was in 1830

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“Root gall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/root%20gall. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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