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 bark obtained from young oak trees.


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  • Rhymes with bittern.

    December 7, 2012