oak apple definition

  • noun:
    • An insect gall on oak woods, caused by certain wasp larvae.
    • Oak gall.
    • a big, smooth, circular gall produced regarding the leaves regarding the American purple oak by a gallfly (Cynips confluens). It is green and pulpy when youthful.
    • An oak-gall. See gal.
    • In Australia, a cone of any one of many types of Casuarina, or she-oak, specifically C. stricta. The youthful cones and foliage have an acid flavor when chewed, and afford great relief in situations of thirst. See she-oak and Casuarina.
    • pine gall brought on by larvae of a cynipid wasp

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