Saturn's Tree

in alchemy, is a deposit of crystallised lead, massed together in the form of a “tree.” It is produced by a shaving of zinc in a solution of the acetate of lead. In alchemy Saturn = lead. (See Diana's Tree.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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