Aleppo gall

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An abnormal growth on oak, Quercus infectoria, trees, commonly found in the Turkish province of Aleppo. Aleppo, or oak, galls can contain up to 50% tannins. They were used for making iron gall inks.

See also Gall.


Nutgalls Aleppo (powdered), Penick Co. NY.TIF

Synonyms and Related Terms

oak gall; Quercus infectoria

Resources and Citations

  • Judith Hofenk-de Graaff, Natural Dyestuffs: Origin, Chemical Constitution, Identification, Central Research Laboratory for Objects of Art and Science, Amsterdam, 1969