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gall1 British & World English

Bold and impudent behaviour

gall2 British & World English

Annoyance or resentment

gall3 British & World English

An abnormal growth formed in response to the presence of insect larvae, mites, or fungi on plants and trees, especially oaks

gall1 English Thesaurus

Melanie had the gall to ask Nick for money

gall2 English Thesaurus

this was a gall that she frequently had to endure

gall mite British & World English

A minute mite which is parasitic on plants, typically living inside buds and causing them to form hard galls

gall wasp British & World English

A small winged insect of ant-like appearance. The female lays its egg in the food plant and when the larva hatches the surrounding plant tissue swells up around it to form a gall

nail gall British & World English

A small, conical, nail-shaped gall that forms on the leaves of lime trees in response to the presence of mites

Aleppo gall British & World English

A hard nut-like gall that forms on some varieties of oak in response to the developing larva of a gall wasp. It is used as a source of gallic acid and tannin

crown gall British & World English

A bacterial disease of plants, especially fruit bushes and trees, which is characterized by large tumour-like galls on the roots and lower trunk

gall midge British & World English

A small, delicate fly which induces gall formation in plants or may cause other damage to crops

marble gall British & World English

A hard spherical gall which forms on the common oak in response to the developing larva of a gall wasp

currant gall British & World English

A spherical red or purple gall which forms on the leaves or male catkins of oak trees in response to the developing larva of a gall wasp. It results from eggs laid in the spring and alternates within the annual cycle with the spangle gall

gall bladder British & World English

The small sac-shaped organ beneath the liver, in which bile is stored after secretion by the liver and before release into the intestine

knopper gall British & World English

A hard, irregular umbrella-like gall which forms on an oak acorn in response to the developing larva of a gall wasp

spangle gall British & World English

A reddish disc-shaped gall that forms on the undersides of oak leaves in response to the developing larva of a gall wasp. It results from eggs laid in the summer and alternates with the currant gall within the annual cycle

artichoke gall British & World English

A hard egg-shaped gall which forms inside an artichoke bud in response to the developing larva of a gall wasp

mossy rose gall British & World English

A reddish mosslike growth on rose bushes that forms in response to the developing larvae of a gall wasp

bedeguar British & World English

A reddish moss-like growth on rose bushes, forming in response to the developing larvae of a gall wasp

bedeguar gall in bedeguar British & World English

A reddish moss-like growth on rose bushes, forming in response to the developing larvae of a gall wasp

saddle gall midge in gall midge British & World English

A small, delicate fly which induces gall formation in plants or may cause other damage to crops