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(ˈdɜːˌmɑːst) or

durmast oak

1. (Plants) Also called: sessile oak a large Eurasian oak tree, Quercus petraea, with lobed leaves and sessile acorns. Compare pedunculate oak
2. (Forestry) the heavy elastic wood of this tree, used in building and cabinetwork
[C18: probably alteration of dun mast; see dun2, mast2]
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(ˈdɜrˌmæst, -ˌmɑst)

any of several European oaks, esp. Quercus petraea, yielding a heavy elastic wood used for furniture and building.
[1785–95; short for durmast oak, perhaps erron. for dunmast oak; see dun2, mast2]
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Noun1.durmast - deciduous European oak valued for its tough elastic wooddurmast - deciduous European oak valued for its tough elastic 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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[ˈdɜːmɑːst] n (Bot) (also durmast oak) → eschia
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south of Thionville, (a durmast or sessile oaktree in Anglophonia as I
Our native oak tree, the Sessile or Durmast Oak, Quercus petraea, so called because its acorns do not usually have a stalk, is one of the most valuable trees in our environment, supporting hundreds of different species of fauna and giving our woods that feeling of permanence as you walk through them.
Sessile oak (Quercus petraea) is also known as Durmast oak and is a native species in most European countries and Anatolia (Yaltirik and Efe 2000).