Definition of artichoke gall in English:

artichoke gall


  • A hard egg-shaped gall which forms inside an artichoke bud in response to the developing larva of a gall wasp.

    The wasp is Andricus fecundator, family Cynipidae

    ‘Apparently it was an oak hop gall or artichoke gall, caused by the gall wasp Andricus fecundator.’
    • ‘The trees show the remains of their early flowers and one of the trees has many artichoke galls growing at the tips of its shoots.’


artichoke gall

/ˈärdəˌCHōk ɡôl/ /ˈɑrdəˌtʃoʊk ɡɔl/