oak apple


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oak apple

n.
A round spongy gall on an oak leaf or twig, caused by the larvae of certain gall wasps.

oak apple

or

oak gall

n
(Botany) any of various brownish round galls on oak trees, containing the larva of certain wasps

oak′ ap`ple


n.
any of various rounded galls produced on oaks. Also called oak′ gall`.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oak apple - oak gall caused by larvae of a cynipid waspoak apple - oak gall caused by larvae of a cynipid wasp
gall - abnormal swelling of plant tissue caused by insects or microorganisms or injury
Translations

oak apple

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oak apple

ngalla di quercia
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OAK APPLE DAY: Commemorating King Charles II finding safety in an oak tree in the grounds of Boscobel House, Shropshire, after the Battle of Worcester (1651).
OAK APPLE DAY - commemorating King Charles II finding safety in an oak tree in the grounds of Boscobel House, Shropshire, after the Battle of Worcester (1651).
1660 29 MAY Parliament declared a public holiday, Oak Apple Day.
The story resulted in Oak Apple Day being celebrated on May 29, the King's birthday, from 1660 to 1859.
And local families can celebrate Oak Apple Day 17th century style at Oakwell Hall.
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Ten police officers arrived at the office in Worcester and two crews from Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service were on standby in the car park of the nearby Oak Apple pub.
It's Midsomer Barton's annual Oak Apple celebrations - and the body of tragic mother Marion Slade is found drowned in the stream by village children.