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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gall′ wasp`(n.)

  1. any wasp of the family Cynipidae, the larvae of which form characteristic galls on plants.

    Category: Entomology

Origin of gall wasp:

1875–80

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gall wasp, gallfly, cynipid wasp, cynipid gall wasp(noun)

    small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other plants

Wiktionary

  1. gall wasp(Noun)

    Any insect of the Cynipidae family, whose larvae damage trees, particularly oak trees, creating galls on the branches.

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  1. Gall wasp

    Gall wasps, also called gallflies, are a family of the order Hymenoptera and are classified with the Apocrita suborder of wasps in the superfamily Cynipoidea. About 1300 species of this generally very small creature are known worldwide, with about 360 species of 36 different genera in Europe and some 800 species in North America.

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