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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 ?
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 was about to withdraw when his eyes chanced to fall upon a half-developed figure which lay in a corner of the workshop, surrounded by scattered chips of oak.
At first it was comparatively easy to see, for the lights of the house shone faintly among the nearer oaks.
Speaking of oak staircases reminds me that there is a magnificent carved oak staircase in one of the houses in Kingston.
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.
That is to say, the road leads those to Greenton who succeed in passing the Oak Hill Cemetery.
Instead of the twisted hillside oaks, tall straight trees, big-trunked and prosperous, rose from the damp fat soil.
Throwing the rope over the high limb of a giant oak tree, they pulled till the poor Marionette hung far up in space.
Still following the tracks of the prints, Larsan and I passed out of the oak grove and reached the border of the lake.
And though he thought at once how senseless was his prayer that they should not have been killed by the oak which had fallen now, he repeated it, knowing that he could do nothing better than utter this senseless prayer.
On its farther rim stood three rugged knolls covered with dense woods of spruce and oak.