Trees Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Trees

  1. Birnam wood apparently comes to Dunsinane, fulfilling a prophecy misinterpreted by Macbeth. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare Macbeth]
  2. Bo-tree tree of perfect knowledge under which Gautama attained enlightenment and so became the Buddha. [Buddhism: Benét, 124]
  3. Charter Oak ancient white oak where the Connecticut charter was secreted in 1687 to avoid its seizure by the royal governor. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 515]
  4. Chestnuts, The tree apartment, home of Owl. [Br. Lit.: A. A. Milne Winnie-the-Pooh]
  5. Druids conducted their rites in oak groves and venerated the oak and the mistletoe. [Celtic Relig.: Benét, 289]
  6. Ents treelike creatures who shelter and defend the friends of Frodo. [Br. Lit.: J. R. R. Tolkien Lord of the Rings]
  7. laurel tree sacred to Apollo; a wreath of laurel, or bay, protected the wearer from thunderstorms. [Roman Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 81]
  8. oak considered more likely to be struck by lightning, sacred to the god of thunder and venerated by the Druids. [Br. Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 652]
  9. upas juice contains a poison used for tipping arrows; its vapor was believed capable of killing all who came within miles. [Eur. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 926]
  10. yew symbol of immortality; hence, planted in churchyards and near Druid temples. [Br. Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 967]
  11. Ygdrasil the great ash tree that supported the universe, having sprung from the body of the giant Ymir. [Norse Myth.: Benét, 111]