cork

Cork is a lightweight material made from the bark of a particular kind of oak tree. Cork is used in all sorts of ways, from flooring to fishing rod handles to bulletin boards.

When cork bark is harvested from a cork oak tree, it doesn't harm the tree itself — this quality is part of what makes cork a useful, renewable material. It shows up in shoes, insulation, wall tiles, and badminton shuttlecocks, as well as bottle stoppers, which are also called corks. The word is from the Spanish alcorque, "cork-soled sandal," which ultimately comes from the Latin name for the cork oak tree, quercus.

Primary Meanings of cork

1.
nv
outer bark of the cork oak; used for stoppers for bottles etc.
stuff with cork
2.
nv
the plug in the mouth of a bottle (especially a wine bottle)
close a bottle with a cork
3.
n
a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line
Full Definitions of cork
1

n outer bark of the cork oak; used for stoppers for bottles etc.

Type of:
bark
tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
plant material, plant substance
material derived from plants

n (botany) outer tissue of bark; a protective layer of dead cells

Synonyms:
phellem
Type of:
bark
tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants

v stuff with cork

“The baseball player stuffed his bat with cork to make it lighter”
Type of:
stuff
fill tightly with a material
2

n the plug in the mouth of a bottle (especially a wine bottle)

Synonyms:
bottle cork
Type of:
plug, stopper, stopple
blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly

v close a bottle with a cork

Synonyms:
cork up
Antonyms:
uncork
draw the cork from (bottles)
Type of:
plug, secure, stop up
fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug
3

n a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line

Synonyms:
bob, bobber, bobfloat
Type of:
float
something that floats on the surface of water

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