acorn cups of an Old World oak, Quercus macrolepis (or Q. aegilops), used in tanning, dyeing, and making ink.

Origin of valonia

1715–25; < Italian vallonia < Modern Greek balánia, plural of baláni acorn Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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the acorn cups and unripe acorns of the Eurasian oak Quercus aegilops, used in tanning, dyeing, and making ink

Word Origin for valonia

C18: from Italian vallonia, ultimately from Greek balanos acorn
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