oak apple


Origin of oak apple

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50

Words Nearby oak apple

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How to use oak apple in a sentence

  • The Arabs received the kermis from Armenia, and the name was originally “Quer-més,” “oak-apple.”

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  • The well-known oak-apple, and the red hairy-looking body found upon hedge-roses, are both galls produced in the same way.

  • Take as an example C. quercus, which produces the spongy excrescence well known as the common Oak-apple.

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  • The most probable opinion is that intelligence is an excrescence, like an oak-apple.

  • Oak-Apple Day, I fear, will never again become a general holiday.

British Dictionary definitions for oak apple

oak apple

  1. any of various brownish round galls on oak trees, containing the larva of certain wasps

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