Definition of bur oak in English:

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bur oak

noun

A North American oak, with large fringed acorn cups. Its timber was formerly important in shipbuilding. Also called mossycup oak.
  • Quercus macrocarpa, family Fagaceae.
Example sentences
  • I want to collect the large acorns from a bur oak near my home.
  • Because they are rich in carbohydrates and fats, the bur oak's acorns are the number one ‘fruit’ consumed by wildlife.
  • But in this early stage of the 21st century, the bur oak still serves important ecological needs.

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