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Related to red oak: pin oak
Either of two eastern North American deciduous trees (Quercus rubra or Q. falcata) having lobed leaves with sharp tips and acorns with a shallow, saucer-shaped cup.
1. (Plants) any of several deciduous oak trees, esp Quercus borealis, native to North America, having bristly leaves with triangular lobes and acorns with small cups
2. (Forestry) the hard cross-grained reddish wood of this tree
1. any of several oak trees, as Quercus rubra, or Q. falcata, of North America, characterized by leaves with pointed lobes and acorns that usu. mature every two years.
2. the hard, reddish wood of these trees.
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|Noun||1.||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|
oak tree, oak - a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves; "great oaks grow from little acorns"
Quercus falcata, southern red oak, swamp red oak, turkey oak - large round-topped deciduous tree with spreading branches having narrow falcate leaves with deeply sinuate lobes and wood similar to that of northern red oaks; New Jersey to Illinois and southward
northern red oak, Quercus borealis, Quercus rubra - large symmetrical deciduous tree with rounded crown widely distributed in eastern North America; has large leaves with triangular spiny tipped lobes and coarse-grained wood less durable than that of white oaks