Oak Apple Gall

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“Gall, or Oak-apple, produced by Cynips quercus-inanis, showing the internal cobwebby structure. Gall: a vegetable excrescence produced by the deposit of the egg of an insect in the bark or leaves of a plant, ordinarily to to the action of some virus deposited by the female along with the egg, but often to the irritation of the larva.” -Whitney, 1911


William Dwight Whitney The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1911)


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