black oak


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black oak

n.
Either of two deciduous oaks trees, Quercus velutina of eastern North America or Q. kelloggii of California and Oregon, having glossy lobed leaves with sharp tips, blackish bark, and durable wood.

black′ oak′


n.
any of several oak trees, as Quercus velutina, characterized by a blackish bark.
[1625–35, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.black oak - medium to large deciduous timber tree of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada having dark outer bark and yellow inner bark used for tanningblack oak - medium to large deciduous timber tree of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada having dark outer bark and yellow inner bark used for tanning; broad five-lobed leaves are bristle-tipped
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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I carried it along a narrow passage, through a great low kitchen where I bumped my head against the black oak beams; and I held it on high at a door almost as massive as the one which we had succeeded in shutting in the nigger's face.
The massive chimneypiece was of black oak, and above it were carved the arms of the House of Fentolin.
The atmosphere of the place had suddenly become horrible,--the faint odor of burning leaves, the pictures, almost like caricatures, which mocked her from the walls, the grinning idols, the strangely shaped weapons in their cases of black oak.
She had swept the hearth, and made a bright blazing fire for our reception; the servant had just brought in the tea-tray; and Rose was producing the sugar-basin and tea-caddy from the cupboard in the black oak side-board, that shone like polished ebony, in the cheerful parlour twilight.
At one end of the hall is the great staircase all in black oak, as dismal as may be, and on either side are tall doors with stags' heads over them, leading to the billiard-room and the library, and the great yellow saloon and the morning-rooms.
Even when--as it happened once or twice--both the servants left the room together he remained carefully natural, industriously hungry, laboriously at his ease, as though he had wanted to cheat the black oak sideboard, the heavy curtains, the stiff-backed chairs, into the belief of an unstained happiness.
The City of Toronto will conduct prescribed (controlled) burns in High Park in early to mid- April as part of a long-term management plan to protect and sustain Torontos rare black oak savannahs.
Its through living/dining room has black oak beams set within white walls and ceiling, and an open brick-built fireplace with tiled hearth which make it a very pretty living space.
The company has also been working to refurbish the underground chamber behind Black Oak Road.
The conversion of fund services includes the following funds: White Oak Select Growth, Pin Oak Equity, Rock Oak Core Growth, River Oak Discovery, Red Oak Technology Select, Black Oak Emerging Technology, and Live Oak Health Sciences.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock's master's program in information quality recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, and the only complaint from employer Black Oak Analytics Inc.
Uplands contained oak savannas and woodlands, with white oak (Quercus alba) and black oak (Quercus velutina) pre-dominating.