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  • n. A gall produced on rosebushes, especially on the sweetbrier or eglantine, by a puncture from the ovipositor of a gallfly (Rhodites rosae), and once supposed to have medicinal properties.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A gall produced on rosebushes, esp. on the sweetbrier or eglantine, by a puncture from the ovipositor of a gallfly (Rhodites rosæ). It was once supposed to have medicinal properties.

Etymologies

French, from Persian, properly a kind of white thorn or thistle. (Wiktionary)

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