Jerusalem oak


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Jerusalem oak

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(Plants) a weedy North American chenopodiaceous plant, Chenopodium botrys, that has lobed leaves and smells of turpentine
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Noun1.Jerusalem oak - Eurasian aromatic oak-leaved goosefoot with many yellow-green flowersJerusalem oak - Eurasian aromatic oak-leaved goosefoot with many yellow-green flowers; naturalized North America
goosefoot - any of various weeds of the genus Chenopodium having small greenish flowers
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Thus a healer might appeal to a Christian God, serve a tea steeped in the indigenous Jerusalem oak, or use divination to trace an "illness to its origins in social conflict.

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