- a nutlike gall or excrescence, especially one formed on an oak.
Origin of nutgall
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Examples from the Web for nutgall
Nutgall gives even the other acids the property of resisting soap more than ordinarily.
One way is to grind the stone rough, pour diluted aquafortis and nutgall over it, clean it with water and dry it.
I was unable to locate any of the ordinary astringent drugs, such as kino, krameria, or nutgall.
- a nut-shaped gall caused by gall wasps on the oak and other trees
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