turkey oak(redirected from turkey oaks)
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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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|Noun||1.||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|
|2.||turkey oak - small semi-evergreen shrubby tree of southeastern United States having hairy young branchlets and leaves narrowing to a slender bristly point|
|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 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 lobes|
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