cork oak


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cork oak

n.
A western Mediterranean evergreen oak tree (Quercus suber) having thick bark. Commercial cork is produced by periodically stripping the bark from these trees. Also called cork tree.
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cork oak

n
(Plants) an evergreen Mediterranean oak tree, Quercus suber, with a porous outer bark from which cork is obtained. Also called: cork tree
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cork

(kɔrk)

n.
1.
a. Also called phellem. a layer of dead protective tissue between the bark and cadmium in woody plants.
b. the thick lightweight layer of a Mediterranean oak, Quercus suber (cork oak), harvested commercially for making floats, stoppers for bottles, etc.
2. something made of cork.
3. a piece of cork, rubber, or the like used as a stopper, as for a bottle.
4. a small float to buoy up a fishing line.
v.t.
5. to provide or fit with cork or a cork.
6. to stop with or as if with a cork (often fol. by up).
7. to blacken with burnt cork.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Arabic qurq < Latin quercus oak (see fir)]

Cork

(kɔrk)

n.
1. a county in Munster province in S Republic of Ireland. 279,427; 2881 sq. mi. (7460 sq. km).
2. a seaport in and the county seat of Cork in the S part. 133,196.
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Noun1.cork oak - medium-sized evergreen oak of southern Europe and northern Africa having thick corky bark that is periodically stripped to yield commercial corkcork oak - medium-sized evergreen oak of southern Europe and northern Africa having thick corky bark that is periodically stripped to yield commercial cork
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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Translations

cork oak

nquercia da sughero, sughera
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