common oak

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Related to common oak: English oak, Quercus robur, pedunculate oak
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Noun1.common oak - medium to large deciduous European oak having smooth leaves with rounded lobescommon oak - medium to large deciduous European oak having smooth leaves with rounded lobes; yields hard strong light-colored 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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"It is too pretty a piece of steel to get cracked with common oak cudgel; and that is what would happen on the first pass I made at you.
Oak Tree Academy received the wildlife pack of 400 trees including hawthorne, silver birch, rowan, blackthorn, hazel and common oak. Each child at the school will plant a tree in the extensive outdoor area at the school.
A spokesman for ATS said: "Initially brought in on nursery stock from Europe, it is only found in oak trees, mainly turkey oak, common oak and other deciduous oaks.
In the second area, 400 Larch trees, a mixture of European and Japanesem 50 Common Oak and 50 Lime, which are being felled by hand to preserve the coppice, in the second section.
The packs went out and contain a mix of native species such as hazel, rowan, hawthorn, common oak, silver birch, wild cherry, elder, dogwood and holly.