Willow gall

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Willow gall (Zoöl) a conical, scaly gall produced on willows by the larva of a small dipterous fly (Cecidomyia strobiloides).
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Usage

In literature:

The true willow-galls are the work either of these or of saw-flies.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
That would imply that all the inheritable characters of the willow were contained even in the gall.
"The Biological Problem of To-day" by Oscar Hertwig
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In news:

SAN JOSE, Calif — Sue Gall , age 79, passed away peacefully Friday, Nov 2, 2012, at the Atria of Willow Glenn due to complications with pneumonia.
SAN JOSE, Calif — Sue Gall, age 79, passed away peacefully Friday, Nov 2, 2012, at the Atria of Willow Glenn due to complications with pneumonia.
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