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oak British & World English

A large tree which bears acorns and typically has lobed deciduous leaves. Oaks are dominant in many north temperate forests and are an important source of durable timber used in building, furniture, and (formerly) ships

oak tree in oak British & World English

A large tree which bears acorns and typically has lobed deciduous leaves. Oaks are dominant in many north temperate forests and are an important source of durable timber used in building, furniture, and (formerly) ships

bog oak British & World English

An ancient oak tree which has been preserved in peat, with hard black wood

bur oak British & World English

A North American oak with large fringed acorn cups and timber that was formerly important in shipbuilding

pin oak British & World English

A North American oak with deeply lobed, toothed leaves. Its dead branches remain in position and resemble pegs fixed in the trunk

she-oak British & World English

another term for casuarina.

cork oak British & World English

An evergreen Mediterranean oak, the outer layer of the bark of which is the source of cork, which can be stripped without harming the tree

live oak British & World English

A large, spreading, evergreen North American oak, which typically supports a large quantity of Spanish moss and other epiphytes

oak apple British & World English

A spongy spherical gall which forms on oak trees in response to the developing larvae of a gall wasp

oak fern British & World English

A delicate fern of woods and damp places in the uplands of northern Eurasia and North America

oak leaf British & World English

A red or green variety of lettuce which has leaves with serrated edges and a slightly bitter taste

Oak Park British & World English

A village in northeastern Illinois, west of Chicago; population 49,557 (est. 2008)

Oak Ridge British & World English

A city in eastern Tennessee, on the Clinch River, established in 1942 as part of US nuclear development; population 27,677 (est. 2008)

oak wilt British & World English

A fungal disease of oaks and other trees which makes the foliage wilt and eventually kills the tree

scrub oak British & World English

A shrubby dwarf oak which forms thickets

silky oak British & World English

A tall Australian tree which yields silky-textured timber similar to oak

Royal Oak British & World English

A city in southeastern Michigan, northwest of Detroit; population 57,110 (est. 2008)

royal oak British & World English

A sprig of oak worn on 29 May to commemorate the restoration of Charles II (1660), who hid in an oak tree after the battle of Worcester (1651)

holly oak British & World English

The holm oak or the kermes oak, both of which have tough evergreen leaves that are reminiscent of those of holly

holm oak British & World English

An evergreen southern European oak, which has dark green glossy leaves

desert oak British & World English

An Australian casuarina tree, which typically grows in arid regions

durmast oak British & World English

another term for sessile oak.

dyer's oak British & World English

another term for valonia.

poison oak British & World English

A North American climbing shrub related to poison ivy and having similar properties

sessile oak British & World English

A Eurasian oak tree with stalkless egg-shaped acorns, common in hilly areas with poor soils

turkey oak British & World English

A southern European oak with a domed spreading crown and acorn cups with long outward-pointing scales

kermes oak British & World English

A very small evergreen Mediterranean oak which sometimes remains as a shrub. It has prickly holly-like leaves and was formerly prized as a host plant for kermes insects

chestnut oak British & World English

A North American oak which has leaves resembling those of the chestnut

pedunculate oak British & World English

The common or English oak

sport the oak in oak British & World English

(In certain universities) shut the outer door of one’s room as a sign that one does not wish to be disturbed

sport the oak British & World English

(In certain universities) shut the outer door of one’s room as a sign that one does not wish to be disturbed

oak leaf cluster British & World English

(In the US) an attachment to a military decoration representing a twig with oak leaves and acorns, indicating distinguished action or a subsequent award of the same decoration

sudden oak death British & World English

A disease of various oaks and other forest trees, sometimes resulting in sudden death as a result of bark cankers that encircle the trunk

framed British & World English

(Of a building) having a frame of a specified material

oak kermes in kermes British & World English

The scale insect from which kermes is obtained, forming berry-like galls on the kermes oak

Aleppo gall British & World English

A hard nut-like gall that forms on some varieties of oak in response to the developing larva of a gall wasp. It is used as a source of gallic acid and tannin

holm oak in oak British & World English

A large tree which bears acorns and typically has lobed deciduous leaves. Oaks are dominant in many north temperate forests and are an important source of durable timber used in building, furniture, and (formerly) ships

she-oak in oak British & World English

Used in names of other trees or plants that resemble the oaks in some way, e.g. she-oak, silky oak

valonia British & World English

An evergreen oak tree native to southern Europe and western Asia

valonia oak in valonia British & World English

An evergreen oak tree native to southern Europe and western Asia

silky oak in oak British & World English

Used in names of other trees or plants that resemble the oaks in some way, e.g. she-oak, silky oak

oak eggar in eggar British & World English

A large brownish moth which is often active during the day

oak apple in apple British & World English

Used in names of unrelated fruits or other plant growths that resemble apples in some way, e.g. custard apple, oak apple

common or English oak in oak British & World English

A large tree which bears acorns and typically has lobed deciduous leaves. Oaks are dominant in many north temperate forests and are an important source of durable timber used in building, furniture, and (formerly) ships

oak leaf lettuce in oak leaf British & World English

A red or green variety of lettuce which has leaves with serrated edges and a slightly bitter taste

oak English-Spanish

oak (tree)

cork oak English-Spanish

alcornoque m

holm oak English-Spanish

encina f


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