1. [ noun ] (zoology) fragile mosquito-like flies that produce galls on plants
Synonyms: gall_gnat gall_midge
Related terms: dipterous_insect Hessian_fly Cecidomyidae
2. [ noun ] (zoology) small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other plants
Synonyms: cynipid_wasp cynipid_gall_wasp gall_wasp
Related terms: wasp Cynipidae
3. [ noun ] (zoology) any of various insects that deposit their eggs in plants causing galls in which the larvae feed
Related terms: insect