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An abnormal swelling of plant tissue caused by insects, microorganisms, or external injury.
gall, Gaul
gall (GAWL) (noun)
1. A characteristic of boldness or impudence: Keith had the gall to talk back to his grandmother when she pointed out his mistake.
2. Something that tastes bitter: The medicine James had to take reminded him of gall, being very tart and acidulous.
3. A sore or irritation which has been caused by chafing: The gall on the horse was due to the saddle not fitting properly and rubbing constantly.
4. An enlargement of plant tissue due to fungus or parasites: The botanist observed a large gall on the tree and looked carefully for the insects which would cause it.
Gaul (GAWL) (noun)
A geographical reference to parts of Europe including present day Northern Italy, France, Belgium, parts of Switzerland, Netherlands, and Germany; often in connection with the Roman Empire: Tacitus wrote of the conquest of Gaul at the time of the Romans.

The Romans who invaded Gaul were clever, full of gall and had good leadership. Whenever the soldiers felt weak or intimidated or had a gall from their armor, the doctors boiled some gall and told them BE BRAVE or drink this gall.

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(Greek: bile, gall)
(Greek: bile, gall plus angio-, vessel)
(Latin: gall bladder, bile bladder, bilebladder)
(Latin: of or pertaining to Gaul)
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fungus gall
Any large, roundish, abnormal swelling on plant tissue caused by an attack of a parasitic fungus.
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