There are 3 definitions of gall in English:

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Pronunciation: /gɔːl
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • 2The contents of the gall bladder; bile (proverbial for its bitterness).
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    • In central Ontario, eight species of parasitoids and a Periclistus inquiline are associated with this gall.
    • And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, They gave Him Vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when He had tasted thereof, He would not drink.
    • The result of Raychel's beating is directly carried over to the Roman soldier forcing Jesus to drink gall.
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  • 2.1 [count noun] An animal’s gall bladder: the trade in animal parts such as bear galls
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    • They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
    • Whoever killed Russell's bears was not out poaching gall, Pavel believed.
    • Dried and sold as an aphrodisiac and cure-all in Asia, Russia, and North America, bear gall has long been treasure for poachers.
  • 2.2Used to refer to something bitter or cruel: accept life’s gall without blaming somebody else
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    • It's always a bit crushing when you lose something that was yours but there is a special bitter gall when that thing is logging your progress in a 10,000 a day stepathon.
    • How quickly I fall back to my evil ways when I force You to drink the bitter gall of mankind's sin - instead of refreshing water that will temporarily soothe Your thirsty and battered body.

Origin

Old English gealla (denoting bile), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gal, German Galle 'gall', from an Indo-European root shared by Greek kholē and Latin fel 'bile'.

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There are 3 definitions of gall in English:

gall2

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Pronunciation: /gɔːl
 
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noun

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Origin

Old English gealle 'sore on a horse', perhaps related to gall1; superseded in Middle English by forms from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch.

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noun

  • 1An abnormal growth formed in response to the presence of insect larvae, mites, or fungi on plants and trees, especially oaks: a single grub feeds on its gall for two years before emerging the witch hazel had developed leaf galls
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    • In early spring, these aphids form pouch-shaped galls on the hybrids' leaves; living and breeding within the galls, the insects feed on the trees' nutritious sap stream.
    • Herbivorous attack was estimated by the number of attacked leaves and percentage of leaf area damaged, while gall-forming insect attacks were estimated from the number of leaves with galls and number of galls per individual plant.
    • The midge is an ephemeral 2-3 mm insect whose larva induces a gall on young unfurled S. viminalis leaves.
  • 1.1 [as modifier] Denoting insects or mites that produce galls: gall flies
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    • I chose gall insects, made drawings and sent in specimens with my essay.
    • However, this parasitoid was completely absent from all sampled gall beetle populations.
    • To combat it, agricultural agencies began to introduce gall flies of the genus Urophoro in the 1970s.

Origin

Middle English: via Old French from Latin galla.

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