valonia

[ vuh-loh-nee-uh ]
/ vəˈloʊ ni ə /
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noun

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
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valonia

/ (vəˈləʊnɪə) /

noun

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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