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valonia

[vuh-loh-nee-uh] /vəˈloʊ ni ə/
noun
1.
acorn cups of an Old World oak, Quercus macrolepis (or Q. aegilops), used in tanning, dyeing, and making ink.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; < Italian vallonia < Modern Greek balánia, plural of baláni acorn
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British Dictionary definitions for valonia

valonia

/vəˈləʊnɪə/
noun
1.
the acorn cups and unripe acorns of the Eurasian oak Quercus aegilops, used in tanning, dyeing, and making ink
Word Origin
C18: from Italian vallonia, ultimately from Greek balanos acorn
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