gall wasp
noun Date: 1879 any of a family (Cynipidae) of hymenopterous gallflies

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  • Gall wasp — Gall Wasps Neuroterus albipes, parthenogenetic generation females, from galls on Quercus robur Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • Gall wasp — Gall Gall (g[add]l), n. [F. galle, noix de galle, fr. L. galla.] (Zo[ o]l.) An excrescence of any form produced on any part of a plant by insects or their larvae. They are most commonly caused by small Hymenoptera and Diptera which puncture the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gall wasp — gall′ wasp n. ent any wasp of the family Cynipidae, the larvae of which form characteristic galls on plants • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • gall wasp — n. any of a family (Cynipidae) of tiny hymenopteran insects whose larvae produce galls in plants, esp. oaks and roses …   English World dictionary

  • gall wasp — any wasp of the family Cynipidae, the larvae of which form characteristic galls on plants. [1875 80] * * * ▪ insect  any of a group of wasps in the family Cynipidae (order Hymenoptera) that are notable for their ability to stimulate the growth of …   Universalium

  • gall wasp — noun small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other plants • Syn: ↑gallfly, ↑cynipid wasp, ↑cynipid gall wasp • Hypernyms: ↑wasp • Member Holonyms: ↑Cynipidae, ↑family Cynipid …   Useful english dictionary

  • gall wasp — noun Any insect of the family, whose larvae damage trees, particularly oak trees, creating galls on the branches …   Wiktionary

  • gall wasp — noun a small winged insect whose larvae form galls in the food plant. [Superfamily Cynipoidea, order Hymenoptera: several genera.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • gall wasp — /ˈgɔl wɒsp/ (say gawl wosp) noun any of various wasps, as those of the family Cymipidae, whose larvae cause galls on plants …   Australian English dictionary

  • cynipid gall wasp — noun small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other plants • Syn: ↑gall wasp, ↑gallfly, ↑cynipid wasp • Hypernyms: ↑wasp • Member Holonyms: ↑Cynipidae, ↑family Cynipidae …   Useful english dictionary

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