nutgall

[ nuht-gawl ]
/ ˈnʌtˌgɔl /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. nutation,
  2. nutbrown,
  3. nutcase,
  4. nutcracker,
  5. nutcracker suite,
  6. nuthatch,
  7. nuthouse,
  8. nutjob,
  9. nutlet,
  10. nutley

Origin of nutgall

First recorded in 1585–95; nut + gall3

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British Dictionary definitions for nutgall

nutgall

/ (ˈnʌtˌɡɔːl) /

noun

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