silky oak(redirected from silky oaks)
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(Plants) any of several trees of the Australian genus Grevillea, esp G. robusta, having divided leaves, smooth glossy wood, and showy clusters of orange, red, or white flowers: cultivated in the tropics as shade trees: family Proteaceae
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|Noun||1.||silky oak - medium to tall fast-growing tree with orange flowers and feathery bipinnate leaves silky-hairy beneath; eastern Australia|
genus Grevillea - large genus of Australian shrubs and trees having usually showy orange or red flowers
silk oak - any of several Australian timber trees having usually fernlike foliage and mottled wood used in cabinetry and veneering