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oak gall

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noun
  1. any of various rounded galls produced on oaks, especially the horned oak gall.
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Origin of oak gall

First recorded in 1760–70
Also called oak apple.
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  • Waterproof inks are sometimes used, and of these the oak-gall ink is undoubtedly the best.

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