I like browsing through dictionaries, especially the very big dictionaries on pulpit-like wood tables in libraries. I like the little illustrations that accompany a few words on each page. Sometimes, the definitions of a few words wake up something in the mind. Here are four words I found today - as is - in Webster's Third New International Dictionary - Unabridged, copyright 2002.
deer oak n: a small shrubby oak (Quereus sadleriana) of dry uplands of western U.S. that produces abundant acorns relished by deer, bear and cattle
basi: a fermented beverage prepared by natives of the Philippines
frog duck n: HOODED MERGANSER
2 kindling n: an act of giving birth - used chiefly of a rabbit