va·​lo·​nia və-ˈlō-nē-ə How to pronounce valonia (audio)
: dried acorn cups especially from a Eurasian evergreen oak (Quercus macrolepis synonym Q. aegilops) used in tanning or dressing leather

Word History


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

First Known Use

1722, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of valonia was in 1722

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Cite this Entry

“Valonia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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