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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.
References in classic literature ?
All carved oak, right up to the ceiling, just the same as you saw on the staircase.
man," expostulated my friend; "you don't mean to say you have covered over carved oak with blue wall-paper?
The figure lies within that block of oak, and it is my business to find it.
As Copley departed, happening to glance backward from the threshold, he beheld Drowne bending over the half-created shape, and stretching forth his arms as if he would have embraced and drawn it to his heart; while, had such a miracle been possible, his countenance expressed passion enough to communicate warmth and sensibility to the lifeless oak.
On the yon side of the fields uprose the sturdy oaks and beeches and ashes of the forest; while at their feet modest violets peeped out shyly and greeted the loiterers with an odor which made the heart glad.
More leaping tree squirrels, more ruddy madronos and majestic oaks, more fairy circles of redwoods, and, still beside the singing stream, they passed a gate by the roadside.
The first thing that Jason thought of doing, after he left the king's presence, was to go to Dodona, and inquire of the Talking Oak what course it was best to pursue.
In a moment or two, however, the leaves of the oak began to stir and rustle, as if a gentle breeze were wandering amongst them, although the other trees of the wood were perfectly still.
He listened greedily to the quail calling, and laughed outright, once, in sheer joy, at a tiny chipmunk that fled scolding up a bank, slipping on the crumbly surface and falling down, then dashing across the road under his horse's nose and, still scolding, scrabbling up a protecting oak.
Throwing the rope over the high limb of a giant oak tree, they pulled till the poor Marionette hung far up in space.
One night, about three years after the death of Hetty Parlow, a number of the young people of Blackburg were passing Oak Hill Cemetery in a wagon--if you have been there you will remember that the road to Greenton runs alongside it on the south.
They sat under a little oak, Tony resting against the trunk and the other girls leaning against her and each other, and listened to the little I was able to tell them about Coronado and his search for the Seven Golden Cities.