The Giving Tree
OAK / ohk / n / 1. A deciduous or evergreen species of the genus Quercus that is native to the northern hemisphere; / n / 2. Planks and beams often used in the construction of buildings and boats for its strength and hardness; / n / 3. Tannin-rich wood that is resistant to insect and fungal attack; / n / 4. Barrels used to age wine and spirits; / n / 5. An antiseptic, astringent extract that helps to tighten the skin, shrink pores, and increase cell turnover for a more youthful appearance, e.g., “Oak nurtures the complexion so that it’s built to last.”
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