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cork oak

n.
A western Mediterranean evergreen oak tree (Quercus suber) having thick bark. Commercial cork is produced by periodically stripping the bark from these trees. Also called cork tree.

cork oak

n
(Plants) an evergreen Mediterranean oak tree, Quercus suber, with a porous outer bark from which cork is obtained. Also called: cork tree

cork

(kɔrk)

n.
1.
a. Also called phellem. a layer of dead protective tissue between the bark and cadmium in woody plants.
b. the thick lightweight layer of a Mediterranean oak, Quercus suber (cork oak), harvested commercially for making floats, stoppers for bottles, etc.
2. something made of cork.
3. a piece of cork, rubber, or the like used as a stopper, as for a bottle.
4. a small float to buoy up a fishing line.
v.t.
5. to provide or fit with cork or a cork.
6. to stop with or as if with a cork (often fol. by up).
7. to blacken with burnt cork.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Arabic qurq < Latin quercus oak (see fir)]

Cork

(kɔrk)

n.
1. a county in Munster province in S Republic of Ireland. 279,427; 2881 sq. mi. (7460 sq. km).
2. a seaport in and the county seat of Cork in the S part. 133,196.
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Noun1.cork oak - medium-sized evergreen oak of southern Europe and northern Africa having thick corky bark that is periodically stripped to yield commercial corkcork oak - medium-sized evergreen oak of southern Europe and northern Africa having thick corky bark that is periodically stripped to yield commercial cork
oak tree, oak - a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves; "great oaks grow from little acorns"
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This study is conducted in Chrea National Park from 2007 to 2008, and is made of pure cork oak forests characterized by a training cork oak, chestnut and yeuseraie.
6310) and cork oak forests (9330) as very important habitats for the conservation of biodiversity.
Paper birch was harvested to cover canoes, chestnut bark for shingles to cover houses and cork stripped from the Cork oak (Quercus suber) is used in flooring or wine corks.
given its small size tunisia's contrasting biological diversity is remarkable: over a distance of only a few hundred kilometers one can pass from a saharan landscape to lush cork oak forest which is easily accomplished by car in less than a day's time
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Cork products are made from the bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus suber).