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gall wasp

Syllabification: gall wasp

Definition of gall wasp in English:

noun

A small winged insect of antlike appearance. The female lays its egg in plant tissue, which swells to form a gall when the larva hatches.
Example sentences
  • He immerses himself in the study of the gall wasp, whose North American varieties were almost completely unresearched.
  • His specialty was the physiology of the gall wasp.
  • He attended Harvard and received a Doctor of Science degree in taxonomy, and he devoted no less than 20 years of his life to researching the gall wasp.

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