oak apple

oak apple
oak′ ap`ple
ppa any of various rounded galls produced on oaks. Also called oak′ gall`
Etymology: 1400–50

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • oak apple — noun Date: 15th century a large round gall produced on oak leaves and twigs by a gall wasp (especially Amphibolips confluenta) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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