oak tree


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Noun1.oak tree - a deciduous tree of the genus Quercusoak tree - a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves; "great oaks grow from little acorns"
acorn - fruit of the oak tree: a smooth thin-walled nut in a woody cup-shaped base
oak - the hard durable wood of any oak; used especially for furniture and flooring
live oak - any of several American evergreen oaks
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
European turkey oak, Quercus cerris, turkey oak - large deciduous tree of central and southern Europe and Asia Minor having lanceolate leaves with spiked lobes
Quercus coccinea, scarlet oak - medium-large deciduous tree with a thick trunk found in the eastern United States and southern Canada and having close-grained wood and deeply seven-lobed leaves turning scarlet in autumn
northern pin oak, Quercus ellipsoidalis, jack oak - small to medium deciduous oak of east central North America; leaves have sharply pointed lobes
red oak - any of numerous American oaks having 4 stamens in each floret, acorns requiring two years to mature and leaf veins usually extending beyond the leaf margin to form points or bristles
evergreen oak, holly-leaved oak, holm tree, Quercus ilex, holm oak - evergreen oak of southern Europe having leaves somewhat resembling those of holly; yields a hard wood
Quercus imbricaria, shingle oak, laurel oak - small deciduous tree of eastern and central United States having leaves that shine like laurel; wood is used in western states for shingles
bluejack oak, Quercus incana, turkey oak - small semi-evergreen shrubby tree of southeastern United States having hairy young branchlets and leaves narrowing to a slender bristly point
California black oak, Quercus kelloggii - large deciduous tree of the Pacific coast having deeply parted bristle-tipped leaves
American turkey oak, Quercus laevis, turkey oak - small slow-growing deciduous shrubby tree of dry sandy barrens of southeastern United States having leaves with bristle-tipped lobes resembling turkey's toes
laurel oak, Quercus laurifolia, pin oak - large nearly semi-evergreen oak of southeastern United States; thrives in damp soil
overcup oak, Quercus lyrata - medium-large deciduous timber tree of central and southern United States; acorns deeply immersed in the cup and mature in first year
scrub oak - any of various chiefly American small shrubby oaks often a dominant form on thin dry soils sometimes forming dense thickets
Japanese oak, Quercus grosseserrata, Quercus mongolica - oak with moderately light fine-grained wood; Japan
chestnut oak - an oak having leaves resembling those of chestnut trees
possum oak, Quercus nigra, water oak - relatively tall deciduous water oak of southeastern United States often cultivated as a shade tree; thrives in wet soil
Nuttall oak, Nuttall's oak, Quercus nuttalli - similar to the pin oak; grows in damp sites in Mississippi River basin
pin oak, Quercus palustris, swamp oak - fast-growing medium to large pyramidal deciduous tree of northeastern United States and southeastern Canada having deeply pinnatifid leaves that turn bright red in autumn; thrives in damp soil
Quercus phellos, willow oak - medium to large deciduous oak of the eastern United States having long lanceolate leaves and soft strong wood
box white oak, brash oak, iron oak, post oak, Quercus stellata - small deciduous tree of eastern and central United States having dark green lyrate pinnatifid leaves and tough moisture-resistant wood used especially for fence posts
cork oak, Quercus suber - medium-sized evergreen oak of southern Europe and northern Africa having thick corky bark that is periodically stripped to yield commercial cork
Quercus texana, Spanish oak - small deciduous tree having the trunk branched almost from the base with spreading branches; Texas and southern Oklahoma
Chinese cork oak, Quercus variabilis - medium to large deciduous tree of China, Japan, and Korea having thick corky bark
black oak, quercitron oak, Quercus velutina, yellow oak, quercitron - medium to large deciduous timber tree of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada having dark outer bark and yellow inner bark used for tanning; broad five-lobed leaves are bristle-tipped
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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Levin hardly had time to think when, moving more and more rapidly, the oak tree vanished behind the other trees, and he heard the crash of the great tree falling upon the others.
Throwing the rope over the high limb of a giant oak tree, they pulled till the poor Marionette hung far up in space.
On reaching a large oak tree that had not yet shed its leaves, he stopped and beckoned mysteriously to them with his hand.
As thus he walked along with a brisk step and a merry whistle, he came suddenly upon some foresters seated beneath a great oak tree.
Well do I remember the first time in my waking life that I saw an oak tree.
From the oak tree by the kitchen door, in tattered, weatherbeaten garments, hung the bodies of two men.
I stood under an oak tree and watched, but no one came to catch me.
Joshua gave his dying injunction to the children of Israel at Shechem, and buried a valuable treasure secretly under an oak tree there about the same time.
That night she went and sat alone upon a bench that stood beneath a live oak tree at the edge of the gravel walk.
Wounded no," said Don Quixote, "but bruised and battered no doubt, for that bastard Don Roland has cudgelled me with the trunk of an oak tree, and all for envy, because he sees that I alone rival him in his achievements.
Yonder, among the oak trees," said the tiger, pointing with his forefoot.
In these singular remains, the original grain of the wood was still so distinct that they could be ascertained to be the ruins of oak trees.

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