Valonia Va*lo"ni*a, n. [It. vallonia, vallonea, fr. NGr. balania`, balanidia`, the holm oak, bala`ni, balani`di, an acorn, Gr. ba`lanos.] [1913 Webster] 1. The acorn cup of two kinds of oak ({Quercus macrolepis}, and {Quercus vallonea}) found in Eastern Europe. It contains abundance of tannin, and is much used by tanners and dyers. [1913 Webster]

2. [Perhaps named from its resemblance to an acorn.] (Bot.) A genus of marine green alg[ae], in which the whole frond consists of a single oval or cylindrical cell, often an inch in length. [1913 Webster]

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  • Valonia — (francés: Wallonie) o Región Valona (francés: Région Wallonne) es una de las tres regiones que componen el estado federal belga (junto a Flandes y la región de Bruselas), con capital en Namur. En Valonia se habla sobre todo francés, aunque el… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • valonia — [və lō′nē ə] n. [It vallonia < ModGr balania, evergreen oak < Gr balanos, acorn: see GLAND1] the acorn cups of an oak (Quercus aegilops) of Europe and Asia, used in dyeing, tanning, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Valonia — Valonia …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Valonia — Taxobox color = lightgreen name = Valonia domain = Eukaryota regnum = Viridiplantae phylum = Chlorophyta classis = Ulvophyceae ordo = Cladophorales familia = Valoniaceae genus = Valonia subdivision ranks = Species subdivision = * V. utricularis * …   Wikipedia

  • valonia — /vəˈloʊniə/ (say vuh lohneeuh) noun acorn cups of the valonia oak, Quercus aegilops, used in tanning, dyeing, and making ink. {Italian vallonia, from Modern Greek balania acorns} …   Australian English dictionary

  • valonia — burgundinis ąžuolas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bukinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis augalas (Quercus cerris), paplitęs pietų Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Quercus cerris angl. European Turkey oak; Turkey oak;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • valonia — noun Etymology: Italian vallonia, from Middle Greek balanidia, plural of balanidion, diminutive of Greek balanos acorn more at gland Date: 1722 dried acorn cups especially from a Eurasian evergreen oak (Quercus macrolepis syn. Q. aegilops) used… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Valonia — El término Balonia puede designar a: La Región Valona, una de las tres regiones que componen el estado federal belga. La Región lingüística francófona de Bélgica. La Balonia, la parte meridional de Bélgica que pertenece a la zona lingüística… …   Wikipedia Español

  • valonia — /veuh loh nee euh/, n. acorn cups of an Old World oak, Quercus macrolepis (or Q. aegilops), used in tanning, dyeing, and making ink. [1715 25; < It vallonia < ModGk balánia, pl. of BALÁNI acorn] * * * …   Universalium

  • valonia — noun a) The European evergreen oak, Quercus macrolepis or Quercus aegilops b) The dried acorn cups of this tree, that are used to make a black dye, used in tanning …   Wiktionary

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