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." (101)
Searching there on the 22d of September, I found, among other rank weeds, a species of nettle (Urtica urens) which I had not found before ; dill, which I had not seen growing spontaneously; the Jerusalem oak (Chenopodium botrys), which I had seen wild in but one place; black nightshade (Solanum nigrum), which is quite rare hereabouts, and common tobacco, which, though it was often cultivated here in the last century, has for fifty years been an unknown plant in this town, and a few months before this not even I had heard that one man, in the north part of the town, was cultivating a few plants for his own use.

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