bur oak


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bur oak

n.
A deciduous oak tree (Quercus macrocarpa) of eastern North America, having deeply lobed leaves, acorns enclosed within a deep fringed cup, and hard durable wood.

bur oak

n
(Plants) an E North American oak, Quercus macrocarpa, having fringed acorn cups and durable timber
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Noun1.bur oak - medium to large deciduous oak of central and eastern North America with ovoid acorns deeply immersed in large fringed cupsbur oak - medium to large deciduous oak of central and eastern North America with ovoid acorns deeply immersed in large fringed cups; yields tough close-grained wood
white oak - any of numerous Old World and American oaks having 6 to 8 stamens in each floret, acorns that mature in one year and leaf veins that never extend beyond the margin of the leaf
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On Saturday, November 4, the eighteen volunteers gave 72 hours of service in planting bur oak, bald cypress, cedar elm and crape myrtle trees.
It could have been that my fall-collected bur oak acorns sprouted roots and leaves the year I forgot to dry them out.
Hirsch made -- and subsequently posted on Facebook -- was of an ancient bur oak on the edge of a cornfield in southwest Wisconsin.
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This Bur Oak tree was planted by members of the Edmonton and Calgary Branches UELAC to commemorate the visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2005 and celebrate Alberta's 100th anniversary as a province.
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Some of the new types of hybrid oak trees include Bodacious bur or Schuett's oak (cross between bur oak and swamp white oak); Sergeant oak (English and white oak); Compton oak (overcup and live oak); and, my personal favorite, Bimundors oak (English and white oak).
Not to be outdone, the American Biographical Institute of Bur Oak Circle in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina thought they'd have a go.
The ridgetop prairie is bordered by a bur oak forest to the south (plots 4 to 8), as well as to the north (plots 18-22)(Fig.
Several modern texts suggest bur oak acorns are among the most edible (to humans) without leaching the tannins out.