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1 "Coccus." This is not a gall, but the distended body of an insect, the kermes, which grows on a peculiar oak, the "Quercus coccifera," found in the south of Europe.
2 We have previously mentioned, that he seems to have confounded the holly with the holm oak.
3 Poinsinet, rather absurdly, as it would appear, finds in this word the origin of our word "cochineal."
4 The kermes berry is but little used in Spain, or, indeed, anywhere else, since the discovery of the cochineal of America.
5 B. ix. c. 65.
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