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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]
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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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His supporters welcomed him by wearing oak leaves or oak apples in their hats, and Royal Oak Day was born.