valonia

valonia

[vuh-loh-nee-uh]
noun
acorn cups of an Old World oak, Quercus macrolepis (or Q. aegilops ), used in tanning, dyeing, and making ink.

Origin:
1715–25; < Italian vallonia < Modern Greek balánia, plural of baláni acorn

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valonia (vəˈləʊnɪə)
 
n
the acorn cups and unripe acorns of the Eurasian oak Quercus aegilops, used in tanning, dyeing, and making ink
 
[C18: from Italian vallonia, ultimately from Greek balanos acorn]

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