1. a. Any of numerous deciduous or evergreen
shrubs of the genus Quercus, bearing acorns as fruit.
b. The hard durable wood of any of these
trees or shrubs.
c. Something made of this wood.
2. Any of various
trees or shrubs having wood or a leaf shape similar to
that of certain oaks.
3. Any of various brown shades resembling the wood of an oak in color.
1. (Plants) any deciduous or evergreen
tree or shrub of
the fagaceous genus Quercus, having acorns as fruits and lobed leaves. See also
holm oak, cork oak, red oak, Turkey oak, durmast
a. the wood of any of these
trees, used esp as building timber and for
b. (as modifier): an oak table.
3. (Plants) any of various
trees that resemble the oak, such as the
poison oak, silky oak, and Jerusalem oak
a. anything made of oak, esp a heavy outer door to a set of rooms in an
Oxford or Cambridge college
b. sport one's oak to shut this door as a sign one does not want visitors
5. the leaves of an oak
tree, worn as a garland
6. (Colours) the dark brownish colour of oak wood
7. (Plants) Austral any of various species of casuarina, such as desert
oak, swamp oak, or she-oak
1. any tree or shrub belonging to the genus Quercus, of
the beech family, bearing the acorn as fruit.
2. the hard, durable wood of such a
3. the leaves of this
tree, esp. as worn in a chaplet.
Rambunctious - Once rumbustious and robusteous, it is probably based on
Latin robus, "oak"—implying strength—and can describe a person or animal.
Robust - Comes from Latin meaning "oak" and "oaken."
Tan - From a Latin word for "oak," it first referred to the crushed bark
of the oak or other trees, especially in its use to convert hides into leather.
Tree - Part of a large Indo-European group based on deru/doru-, "oak."
1. oak - the hard durable wood of any oakoak -
the hard durable wood of any oak; used especially for furniture and flooring.
Oak tree, oak - a deciduous
tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and
lobed leaves; "great oaks grow from little acorns".
Fumed oak - oak given a weathered appearance by exposure to fumes of
ammonia; used for cabinetwork.
Holm oak - hard wood of the holm oak
Wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of
2. oak - a deciduous
tree of the genus Quercusoak - a deciduous
the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves; "great oaks grow from little
Oak tree acorn - fruit of the oak tree: a smooth thin-walled nut in a
woody cup-shaped base
genus Quercus, Quercus - oaks oak - the hard durable wood of any oak; used
especially for furniture and flooring
live oak - any of several American evergreen oaks.
White oak - any of numerous Old World and American oaks having 6 to 8
stamens in each floret, acorns that mature in one year and leaf veins that never
extend beyond the margin of the leaf
European turkey oak, Quercus cerris, turkey oak - large deciduous tree of
central and southern Europe and Asia Minor having lanceolate leaves with spiked
Quercus coccinea, scarlet oak - medium-large deciduous tree with a thick
trunk found in the eastern United States and southern Canada and having
close-grained wood and deeply seven-lobed leaves turning scarlet in autumn.
Northern pin oak, Quercus ellipsoidalis, jack oak - small to medium
deciduous oak of east central North America; leaves have sharply pointed lobes.
Red oak - any of numerous American oaks having 4 stamens in each floret,
acorns requiring two years to mature and leaf veins usually extending beyond the
leaf margin to form points or bristles.
Evergreen oak, holly-leaved oak, holm tree, Quercus ilex, holm oak -
evergreen oak of southern Europe having leaves somewhat resembling those of
holly; yields a hard wood.
Quercus imbricaria, shingle oak, laurel oak - small deciduous
eastern and central United States having leaves that shine like laurel; wood is
used in western states for shingles.
Bluejack oak, Quercus incana, turkey oak - small semi-evergreen shrubby
tree of southeastern United States having hairy young branchlets and leaves
narrowing to a slender bristly point.
California black oak, Quercus kelloggii - large deciduous tree of the
Pacific coast having deeply parted bristle-tipped leaves
American turkey oak, Quercus laevis, turkey oak - small slow-growing deciduous
shrubby tree of dry sandy barrens of southeastern United States having leaves
with bristle-tipped lobes resembling turkey's toes.
Laurel oak, Quercus laurifolia, pin oak - large nearly semi-evergreen oak
of southeastern United States; thrives in damp soil.
Overcup oak, Quercus lyrata - medium-large deciduous timber tree of
central and southern United States; acorns deeply immersed in the cup and mature
in first year.
Scrub oak - any of various chiefly American small shrubby oaks often a
dominant form on thin dry soils sometimes forming dense thickets.
Japanese oak, Quercus grosseserrata, Quercus mongolica - oak with
moderately light fine-grained wood; Japan.
Chestnut oak - an oak having leaves resembling those of chestnut
Possum oak, Quercus nigra, water oak - relatively tall deciduous water
oak of southeastern United States often cultivated as a shade
tree; thrives in
Nuttall oak, Nuttall's oak, Quercus nuttalli - similar to the pin oak;
grows in damp sites in Mississippi River basin.
Pin oak, Quercus palustris, swamp oak - fast-growing medium to large
pyramidal deciduous tree of northeastern United States and southeastern Canada
having deeply pinnatifid leaves that turn bright red in autumn; thrives in damp
Quercus phellos, willow oak - medium to large deciduous oak of the
eastern United States having long lanceolate leaves and soft strong wood.
Box white oak, brash oak, iron oak, post oak, Quercus stellata - small
tree of eastern and central United States having dark green lyrate
pinnatifid leaves and tough moisture-resistant wood used especially for fence
Cork oak, Quercus suber - medium-sized evergreen oak of southern Europe
and northern Africa having thick corky bark that is periodically stripped to
yield commercial cork.
Quercus texana, Spanish oak - small deciduous
tree having the trunk
branched almost from the base with spreading branches; Texas and southern
Chinese cork oak, Quercus variabilis - medium to large deciduous
China, Japan, and Korea having thick corky bark.
Black oak, quercitron oak, Quercus velutina, yellow oak, quercitron -
medium to large deciduous timber
tree of the eastern United States and
southeastern Canada having dark outer bark and yellow inner bark used for
tanning; broad five-lobed leaves are bristle-tipped
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a
distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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