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Any of several oak trees with leaves that do not have sharp tips, especially Quercus alba of eastern North America, having hard, light-colored wood.
1. (Plants) a large oak tree, Quercus alba, of E North America, having pale bark, leaves with rounded lobes, and heavy light-coloured wood
2. (Plants) any of several other oaks, such as the roble
1. any of a group of oak trees characterized by leaves with round lobes and acorns that mature in one season, as Quercus alba, of E North America. Compare red oak.
2. the hard, durable wood of any of these trees.
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|Noun||1.||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|
oak tree, oak - a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves; "great oaks grow from little acorns"
American white oak, Quercus alba - large slow-growing deciduous tree of the eastern United States having stout spreading branches and leaves with usually 7 rounded lobes; yields strong and durable hard wood
Arizona white oak, Quercus arizonica - semi-evergreen shrub or small tree of Arizona and New Mexico having acorns with hemispherical cups
Quercus bicolor, swamp white oak, swamp oak - large deciduous oak of the eastern United States with a flaky bark and leaves that have fewer lobes than other white oaks; yields heavy strong wood used in construction; thrives in wet soil
Garry oak, Oregon oak, Oregon white oak, Quercus garryana - small deciduous tree of western North America with crooked branches and pale grey bark
California white oak, Quercus lobata, valley oak, valley white oak, roble - tall graceful deciduous California oak having leathery leaves and slender pointed acorns
bur oak, burr oak, mossycup oak, mossy-cup oak, Quercus macrocarpa - medium to large deciduous oak of central and eastern North America with ovoid acorns deeply immersed in large fringed cups; yields tough close-grained wood
durmast, Quercus petraea, Quercus sessiliflora - deciduous European oak valued for its tough elastic wood