dwarf oak


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Noun1.dwarf oak - deciduous shrubby tree of northeastern and central United States having a sweet edible nut and often forming dense thicketsdwarf oak - deciduous shrubby tree of northeastern and central United States having a sweet edible nut and often forming dense thickets
chestnut oak - an oak having leaves resembling those of chestnut trees
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The nocturnal adventures of Gurth were not yet concluded; indeed he himself became partly of that mind, when, after passing one or two straggling houses which stood in the outskirts of the village, he found himself in a deep lane, running between two banks overgrown with hazel and holly, while here and there a dwarf oak flung its arms altogether across the path.
At the end of the last Ice Age, some 10,000 years ago, as the ice sheet retreated, plants – the most common being sphagnum moss – and trees, including dwarf oak, began to grow on the wetlands left behind.
This mechanism has been documented for a dwarf oak (Quercus manlandica) forest (Reich and Hinckley, 1980).