gall wasp

Origin of gall wasp

First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for gall wasp

gall wasp

noun
  1. any small solitary wasp of the family Cynipidae and related families that produces galls in plant tissue, which provide shelter and food for the larvae
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