bedeguar /ˈbɛdɪɡɑː / bedeguar gall


I. noun

a reddish moss-like growth on rose bushes, forming in response to the developing larvae of a gall wasp. Also called robin’s pincushion.

●The wasp is Diplolepis rosae, family Cynipidae.
– origin late Middle English: from French bédégar, from Persian bād-āwar, literally ‘wind-brought’.

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