oak apple

IPA: ˈoʊkˈæpʌɫ

noun

  • A spherical type of oak gall, produced by an oak gall wasp (tribe Cynipini).

Examples of "oak-apple" in Sentences

  • Galles_ is New South Wales; without the final _s_, the word means an oak-apple, in French.
  • It was a small girl coming along, a wild-looking little creature with a mass of untidy black curls, a face as brown as an oak-apple - and very few clothes!
  • Into one of these she put a little ball, about as big as an oak-apple, of tea-leaves; a maid dressed like herself poured hot water on it, and handed it on a lacquer-work tray.
  • Into one of these she put a little ball, about as big as an oak-apple, of tea-leaves; a maid dressed like herself poured hot water on it, and handed it on a lacquer - work tray.
  • Another insect stings the same leaf and produces the common oak-apple -- a smooth, round, green, shell-like body filled with a network of radiating filaments, with the egg and then the grub of the insect at the centre.
  • It is pretty to watch the squirrel in his chestnut-red coat among the oaks in their fresh green foliage, full of fun as a bright child, eating his apple like a child, only it is an oak-apple, shining white or white and rosy-red, in his little paws; but you have seen it so many times -- come away:
  • There races some swift Atalanta, with no apple to fall in her path but some soft and spotted oak-apple from an overhanging tree; there the Phantom, with a crew white and ghostlike in the distance, glimmers in and out behind the headlands, while yonder wherry glides lonely across the smooth expanse.
  • We bathed together of mornings; he would come and chat to me when I was at my work; and the hours of work being over, he would lug me into a little outhouse he kept as his own, and show me his treasures -- guns, and fishing tackle, a breastplate worn by his grandfather in the Civil War, an oak-apple from the tree in which

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