Definition of bur oak in English:

bur oak

Syllabification: 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
    More 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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