Definition of silky oak in English:

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silky oak

noun

A tall Australian tree which yields silky-textured timber similar to oak.
  • Several species in the family Proteaceae, in particular Cardwellia sublimis and the frequently cultivated Grevillea robusta
Example sentences
  • Notable natives assuming statuesque proportions in northern NSW include brush box, flindersia, native tamarind, red cedar, silky oak and turpentine.
  • I kicked a silky oak in the front yard and broke my big toe.
  • Bright reds and yellows are offset by calm beech and silky oak panels; the big volume is bathed in light from clerestories.
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