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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.

acorn

the fruit of the oak—Quercus spp. Called also oak buds. In many countries the acorns are ground and used as a carbohydrate-rich food but there is some danger of causing renal damage. See also quercus.
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They can start by planting (saving) one acorn in the jar.
Ubiquitous and globally there has been estimated by different authorities at anything from 300 (Elias 1971) to 600 (Soepadmo 1972) species of oak trees and all produce acorns and all are edible.
To get involved, download the "Essential Guide to Acorn Collecting", and complete the "Acorn Registration Form" on the NRW website.
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First of all, if an acorn has fallen from a tree but is still attached to its cap, that acorn is probably infested with an acorn weevil.
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White oak acorn production is highly variable from year to year.
Acorns are not often harvested and used for food, even though oak trees grow across the United States.
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This may be partly due to different metabolic pathways in their bodies which enable them to handle the tannins, but may also be partly due to the fact that they discard the acorn shell, where the highest concentration of tannins are found.
It is beyond the scope of this commentary to analyze all the factors that contributed to ACORN's demise, but from spring 2008 to fall 2009 ACORN was rocked by three separate scandals or controversies that resulted in a public relations disaster for the organization.
This is where broad differences found among acorn types can help students in understanding hypotheses and their associated predictions.