Buzguncha

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Buzguncha

 

yellowish rosy galls (tumors) on the leaves and ovaries of true pistachios formed as a result of lice stings. The galls are up to 3 cm long. Buzguncha contain 25-50 percent tannin and are used for medical and technological purposes. The local population uses buzguncha to decorate fabrics and to tan hides.

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