valonia

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noun va·lo·nia \və-ˈlō-nē-ə, -nyə\

Definition of valonia

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

Origin and Etymology of 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 1gland


First Known Use: 1722

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