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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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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.
Research conducted in a number of Southern European countries: Spain [40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45], France [46, 47, 48, 49, 50], Italy [51, 52, 53, 54, 55] and Portugal [56, 57, 58, 59], have shown that cork oak is the substrate that bears the widest variety of lichens.
Cork - A natural organic infill option that is harvested from the cork oak trees.
Daniella Ohad, a home design historian, estimated that 60 percent of all cork production is for the wine industry, though the World Wildlife Fund has warned that plastic alternatives to cork wine stoppers may threaten cork oak forests of Portugal, Spain, Algeria, Morocco, Italy, Tunisia and France.
Cork oak (Quercus suber) forests are listed in the European Union s Habitats Directive (Council Directive 92/43/EEC) as an important habitat for conservation.
Cork flooring is made from cork bark, which is harvested from the Cork Oak tree.
The cork is harvested every nine years from the bark of the cork oak tree in the Mediterranean and then the bark grows back to be harvested again.
Cork is inherently green because it's made from the bark of the cork oak tree which grows back every three years with little to no fertilizer or pesticides needed.
Made with a renewable, sustainable material, which comes from the bark of a Cork Oak Tree, it has a firmness not found in foam blocks, and allows you to feel secure in the support it provides.
TUNIS, May 6, 2011 (TAP) - Korea's International Co-operation Agency (KOICA) granted Tunisia a donation worth 600,000 US dollars to finance a research project on regeneration of cork oak forests in Tunisia.
Cork oak trees--which grow primarily in Europe and North Africa--are stripped, not chopped.
Cork oak woodlands on the edge; ecology, adaptive management, and restoration.