American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various wasps of the family Cynipidae whose larvae produce distinctively shaped galls on oaks and other plants.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hymenopterous gall-insect; one of the Gallicolæ, Cynipidæ, or gall-flies.
- n. Any insect of the Cynipidae family, whose larvae damage trees, particularly oak trees, creating galls on the branches.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) See Gallfly.
- n. small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other plants
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