Definition of artichoke gall in English:

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artichoke gall

noun

A hard egg-shaped gall that forms inside an artichoke bud in response to the developing larva of a gall wasp.
  • The wasp is Andricus fecundator, family Cynipidae.
Example sentences
  • Apparently it was an oak hop gall or artichoke gall, caused by the gall wasp Andricus fecundator.
  • The trees show the remains of their early flowers and one of the trees has many artichoke galls growing at the tips of its shoots.

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Syllabification: ar·ti·choke gall

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