nutgall definition

  • noun:
    • A nutlike inflammation created on an oak or any other tree by specific parasitic wasps. Also known as gallnut.
    • An enlarged development on a tree formed responding to harm or parasite. Often called just a gall.
    • an even more or less circular gall resembling a nut, esp. one particular produced on pine and utilized in the arts. See gall, gallnut.
    • An excrescence, mainly associated with oak. See gall, 1.

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