oak apple

[n] - oak gall caused by larvae of a cynipid wasp
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oak apple

Synonym for nutgall ... An excrescence on the oak, Quercus infectoria (family Fagaceae) and other species of Quercus, caused by the deposit of the ova of a fly, Cynips gallae tinctorae; an astringent and styptic, by virtue of the tannin it contains. ... Synonym: gall, galla, oak apple. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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oak apple

noun oak gall caused by larvae of a cynipid wasp
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oak apple

(from the article `gall wasp`) The so-called oak apple, a round, spongy, fruitlike object about 2.5 to 5 cm (1 to 2 inches) in diameter, is caused by the larvae of the gall wasp ...
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oak apple

Type: Term Pronunciation: ōk ap′ĕl Synonyms: nutgall
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Oak apple

Oak apple or oak gall is the common name for a large, round, vaguely apple-like gall commonly found on many species of oak. Oak apples range in size from 2–5 cm in diameter and are caused by chemicals injected by the larva of certain kinds of gall wasp in the family Cynipidae. The adult female wasp lays single eggs in developing leaf buds. The w...
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