from The Century Dictionary.
- In tanning. applied to the bark of young oak-trees, as distinguished from that of old trees, which is called
timber-bark, and is less valuable than flittern bark as a tanning agent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective A term applied to the bark obtained from young oak trees.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun obsolete The
barkobtained from young oaktrees.
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The flittern bark of this season was dried on stages, having been taken off the young oaks after they had been felled; but the process was not found to answer.