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Turkey oak

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(Plants) an oak tree, Quercus cerris, of W and S Europe, with deeply lobed hairy leaves
[C18: so called because its acorns are often eaten by turkeys]
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Noun1.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 toesturkey 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
oak tree, oak - a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves; "great oaks grow from little acorns"
2.Turkey oak - small semi-evergreen shrubby tree of southeastern United States having hairy young branchlets and leaves narrowing to a slender bristly pointturkey oak - small semi-evergreen shrubby tree of southeastern United States having hairy young branchlets and leaves narrowing to a slender bristly point
oak tree, oak - a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves; "great oaks grow from little acorns"
3.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 oaksturkey 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
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
4.Turkey oak - large deciduous tree of central and southern Europe and Asia Minor having lanceolate leaves with spiked lobesturkey oak - large deciduous tree of central and southern Europe and Asia Minor having lanceolate leaves with spiked lobes
oak tree, oak - a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves; "great oaks grow from little acorns"
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After mating tiny female wasps then fly to Turkey oaks and lay their eggs in unopened buds.
Turkey oak is not native here, it was introduced by explorers and plant-hunters in the 18th and 19th centuries.
By 1751 George had completed his impressive stable block with its Palladian frontage and the Long Walk - now lined by Turkey Oaks and one of Gibside's most striking attractions.