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

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