va·​lo·​nia | \ və-ˈlō-nē-ə How to pronounce valonia (audio) , -nyə \

Definition of valonia

: dried acorn cups especially from a Eurasian evergreen oak (Quercus macrolepis synonym Q. aegilops) used in tanning or dressing leather

First Known Use of valonia

1722, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for valonia

borrowed from Italian vallonia, vallonea (medieval Upper Italian valania, vallania), borrowed from Middle Greek balanídia, plural of balanídi(on), diminutive of bálanos "acorn," going back to Greek — more at gland entry 1

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“Valonia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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