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oak

(ōk)
A deciduous tree (Quercus spp.) that provides material in its leaves and bark to produce many forms of herbal nostrums. Used as an astringent, a therapeutic remedy for skin disorders (approved for use for this purpose in Germany), and countless other unconfirmed purposes. Because of high levels of tannic acid, it has caused death, respiratory failure, and hepatotoxicity.

oak,

n Latin names:
Quercus robur, Quercus petraea, Quercus alba; parts used: bark, gall; uses: antiinflammatory, astringent, varicose veins, smoking cessation, hemorrhoids, gargle, skin conditions; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children. Also called
British oak, brown oak, common oak, cortex quercus, ecorce de chene, eichenlohe, eicherinde, encina, English oak, gravelier, nutgall, oak apples, oak bark, oak galls, stone oak, or
tanner's bark.

oak

see quercus.

oak buds
see acorn.
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Tell me, wondrous image," exclaimed Jason, --"since you inherit the wisdom of the Speaking Oak of Dodona, whose daughter you are,--tell me, where shall I find fifty bold youths, who will take each of them an oar of my galley?
O, daughter of the Talking Oak," cried he, "how shall we set to work to get our vessel into the water?
O, daughter of the Speaking Oak," cried he, all out of breath, "we need your wisdom more than ever before
After kindly patting the bulls, Jason followed Medea's guidance into the Grove of Mars, where the great oak trees, that had been growing for centuries, threw so thick a shade that the moonbeams struggled vainly to find their way through it.
In various directions he kept poking his ugly snout among the trees, stretching out his neck a terrible long way, now here, now there, and now close to the spot where Jason and the princess were hiding behind an oak.
But the aged, whose recollections dated as far back as witch times, shook their heads, and hinted that our forefathers would have thought it a pious deed to burn the daughter of the oak with fire.
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Oaks Christian is loaded with so much NCAA Division I talent this season that Oak Park coach DickBillingsley has begun referring to the program as ``Oaks College'' in a facetious manner.
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