a nutlike gall produced by gall wasps on certain oaks in western Asia and eastern Europe, used as a source of astringent and tannic and gallic acids.
a type of nutgall occurring in oaks in W Asia and E Europe
- Johnson grass
a sorghum, Sorghum halepense, that spreads by creeping rhizomes, grown for fodder. Historical Examples Some recommend that the old orchard be seeded to grass (Bermuda or Johnson grass) and used as a pasture. The Pecan and its Culture H. Harold Hume noun a persistent perennial Mediterranean grass, Sorghum halepense, cultivated for hay and pasture in […]
- Aleppo pine
a pine tree, Pinus halepensis, native to the Mediterranean area, that is planted as an ornamental and is a source of turpentine. Historical Examples For warmer parts, is the Aleppo pine (P. halepensis), but is only for southern and warm coasts. Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens Ernest Thomas Cook
the wood of the sandarac tree. a Chilean evergreen tree, Fitzroya cupressoides, having furrowed, reddish bark and overlapping leaves. an incense cedar, Austrocedrus chilensis, of Chile. Historical Examples alerce, a-lers′, n. the wood of the sandarac-tree: the Chilian Arbor vit—both of the pine family. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various On […]
an eagle displayed, usually represented without a beak or legs. Historical Examples The alerion is a small bird of the eagle tribe, heraldically depicted as without beak or feet. Curious Creatures in Zoology John Ashton A curious form of the eagle is found in the alerion, which is represented without beak or legs. A Complete […]