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brown oak
1. The wood from an oak tree (Quercus) that has been infected with Fistulina hepatica (beefsteak fungus). The wood has a rich, dark brown colour. Although mechanically weaker than wood from uninfected trees, it is nevertheless highly prized by cabinet-makers for decorative purposes.

2. A disease of oak trees caused by Fistulina hepatica.

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brown oak
1. The wood from an oak tree (Quercus) that has been infected with Fistulina hepatica (beefsteak fungus). The wood has a rich, dark brown colour. Although mechanically weaker than wood from uninfected trees, it is nevertheless highly prized by cabinet-makers for decorative purposes.

2. A disease of oak trees caused by Fistulina hepatica.

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brown oak