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Related to cork tree: cork oak
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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|Noun||1.||cork 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|
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