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

First recorded in 1585–95; nut + gall3
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Historical Examples of nutgall

  • Nutgall gives even the other acids the property of resisting soap more than ordinarily.

    The Invention of Lithography

    Alois Senefelder

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for nutgall


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