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valonia

Syllabification: va·lo·ni·a
Pronunciation: /vəˈlōnēə
 
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Definition of valonia in English:

noun

(also valonia oak)
1An evergreen oak tree native to southern Europe and western Asia.
  • Quercus macrolepis, family Fagaceae
Example sentences
  • We are glad of the green valonia oaks that spread their shade over us, and of the blossoming haw-thorns that scatter their flower-snow on the hill-side.
  • Besides the valonia oak, the elm, willow, cypress and tamarisk shrub abound.
  • Licorice, valonia oaks, and wild olive trees grow in the southwest.
1.1The acorn cups of the valonia oak, which yield a black dye and are used in tanning.
Example sentences
  • Other goods sent from Arcadia to Venice were meat, cheese, wool, wheat, honey, and valonia.
  • Its main exports in the nineteenth century were raisins, cotton, dried fruit, figs, madder, valonia and opium, with cereals, sponges, olive oil and tobacco also being exported.
  • Gathering the yellow seeds, valonias, and gallnuts in the fall, the weaving woman's husband could fill in a good share of his year, and, if he was saving, add a pretty penny to her earnings.

Origin

early 18th century: from Italian vallonia, based on Greek balanos 'acorn'.

Words that rhyme with valonia

Amazonia, ammonia, Antonia, Babylonia, begonia, bonier, Catalonia, catatonia, Cephalonia, Estonia, Ionia, Laconia, Livonia, Macedonia, mahonia, Patagonia, pneumonia, pogonia, Rondônia, sinfonia, Snowdonia, zirconia

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