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Any of various wasps of the family Cynipidae whose larvae produce distinctively shaped galls on oaks and other plants.
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(Animals) any small solitary wasp of the family Cynipidae and related families that produces galls in plant tissue, which provide shelter and food for the larvae
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any wasp of the family Cynipidae, the larvae of which form characteristic galls on plants.
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|Noun||1.||gall wasp - small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other plants|
wasp - social or solitary hymenopterans typically having a slender body with the abdomen attached by a narrow stalk and having a formidable sting
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