cork tree


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cork tree

n.
1. See cork oak.
2. Any of several deciduous trees of the genus Phellodendron native to eastern Asia and cultivated as ornamentals, especially P. amurense, having deeply furrowed, thick, corky bark.
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Noun1.cork tree - deciduous tree of China and Manchuria having a turpentine aroma and handsome compound leaves turning yellow in autumn and deeply fissured corky barkcork tree - deciduous tree of China and Manchuria having a turpentine aroma and handsome compound leaves turning yellow in autumn and deeply fissured corky bark
genus Phellodendron, Phellodendron - small genus of aromatic deciduous trees of east Asia often having thick corky bark
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
2.cork tree - prickly Australian coral tree having soft spongy wood
coral tree, erythrina - any of various shrubs or shrubby trees of the genus Erythrina having trifoliate leaves and racemes of scarlet to coral red flowers and black seeds; cultivated as an ornamental
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Sancho likewise held his peace and ate acorns, and paid repeated visits to the second wine-skin, which they had hung up on a cork tree to keep the wine cool.
The mighty cork trees, unenforced save of their own courtesy, shed the broad light bark that served at first to roof the houses supported by rude stakes, a protection against the inclemency of heaven alone.
In a similar manner to that described in the Geological Transactions, the tubes are generally compressed, and have deep longitudinal furrows, so as closely to resemble a shrivelled vegetable stalk, or the bark of the elm or cork tree.
Its strange to hear the Ferdinand we grew up with under a Spanish cork tree now have a SoCal surfer accent.
A cork tree cannot be stripped of its bark until it's 25 years old, and then this harvest can occur only once every nine years.
FINS Gulf of Mexico octopus tentacles are braised over wood from the cork tree.
The Chicago quartet burst on to the scene back in 2003 with their angst-ridden debut Take This To Your Grave, but it was their follow-up From Under The Cork Tree which saw their popularity soar over here.
Cork is naturally made from a cork tree and exhibits mechanical and acoustic properties that may be of interest for certain aerospace applications.
Washington, Mar 4 ( ANI ): The bark of the Amur cork tree (Phellodendron amurense) has been held with high regard for centuries for its healing properties.
While in fine voice, the Scots crowd's first mass jump around came with third song A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More Touch Me from second album From Under the Cork Tree.
Wine bottles, bulletin boards--now there's another use for the versatile cork tree.