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- n. The bark obtained from young oak trees.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. A term applied to the bark obtained from young oak trees.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
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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.