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oak apple

oak ap·ple
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ohk ap-uh l]
    • /oʊk ˈæp əl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ohk ap-uh l]
    • /oʊk ˈæp əl/

Definitions of oak apple words

  • noun oak apple oak gall. 1
  • noun oak apple any of various brownish round galls on oak trees, containing the larva of certain wasps 0
  • noun oak apple an applelike gall on oak trees 0

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Origin of oak apple

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Oak apple

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

oak apple popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 68% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

oak apple usage trend in Literature

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