Definition of sessile oak in English:

sessile oak

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noun

  • A Eurasian oak tree with stalkless egg-shaped acorns, common in hilly areas with poor soils. Also called durmast oak.
    • Quercus petraea, family Fagaceae
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    • We illustrate the method by considering the density of acorns fallen under a sessile oak during one season.
    • Half of the field will be planted with native ash, along with cherry, rowan and hazel trees, sessile oaks and downy birches.
    • The famous sessile oak at Marton, near Macclesfield, is thought to have the thickest trunk of any tree in England and its age is estimated at 1,244.

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