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Related to bur oaks: Quercus macrocarpa
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.
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(Plants) an E North American oak, Quercus macrocarpa, having fringed acorn cups and durable timber
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|Noun||1.||bur 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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