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nutgall

[ nuht-gawl ]

noun

  1. a nutlike gall or excrescence, especially one formed on an oak.


nutgall

/ ˈnʌtˌɡɔːl /

noun

  1. a nut-shaped gall caused by gall wasps on the oak and other trees


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Word History and Origins

Origin of nutgall1

First recorded in 1585–95; nut + gall 3
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Example Sentences

I was unable to locate any of the ordinary astringent drugs, such as kino, krameria, or nutgall.

Still more durable and resistant to soap is the preparation if fine nutgall is mixed with the phosphoric acid and water solution.

I found the best material in phosphoric acid, especially when mixed with finely crushed 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.

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