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gall wasp

n.
Any of various wasps of the family Cynipidae whose larvae produce distinctively shaped galls on oaks and other plants.

gall wasp

n
(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

gall′ wasp`


n.
any wasp of the family Cynipidae, the larvae of which form characteristic galls on plants.
[1875–80]
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Noun1.gall wasp - small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other plantsgall 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
Cynipidae, family Cynipidae - a family of Hymenoptera
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