Aleppo gall

Aleppo gall
noun a hard nut-like gall, a source of gallic acid and tannin, that forms on the valonia oak (formerly known as the Aleppo oak).
from the name of Aleppo in Syria.

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  • Aleppo gall — /əˈlɛpoʊ gɔl/ (say uh lepoh gawl) noun the gall of the oak tree, rich in tannin; nut gall. {from Aleppo, a city in NW Syria} …  

  • Aleppo gall — a nutlike gall produced by gall wasps on certain oaks in western Asia and eastern Europe, used as a source of astringent and tannic and gallic acids. * * * …   Universalium

  • aleppo gall — noun Usage: usually capitalized A : a hard brittle spherical body that is about the size of a hickory nut and is produced on the twigs of an oak (Quercus infectoria) by a gall wasp (Cynips tinctoria) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aleppo gall — nutgall …   Medical dictionary

  • Gall — For other uses, see Gall (disambiguation). Kalanchoë infected with crown gall using Agrobacterium tumefaciens …   Wikipedia

  • nut-gall — /ˈnʌt gɔl/ (say nut gawl) noun 1. a nut like gall or excrescence, especially one formed on an oak. 2. → Aleppo gall …  

  • Oak marble gall — Oak marble galls develop as a chemically induced distortion of leaf buds on pedunculate oak ( Quercus robur ), or sessile oak ( Quercus petraea ) trees, caused by the parthenogenetic …   Wikipedia

  • gallic acid — Chem. a white or yellowish, crystalline, sparingly water soluble solid, C7H6O5, obtained from nutgalls, used chiefly in tanning and in ink dyes. [1785 95; < F acide gallique] * * * ▪ chemical compound       substance occurring in many plants,… …   Universalium

  • nutgall — An excrescence on the oak, Quercus infectoria (family Fagaceae) and other species of Quercus, caused by the deposit of the ova of a fly, Cynips gallae tinctorae; an astringent and styptic, by virtue of the tannin it contains. SYN: gall (3), galla …   Medical dictionary

  • nutgall — noun 1》 another term for Aleppo gall. 2》 a gall which forms inside hazel buds …   English new terms dictionary

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