white oak

/waɪt oʊk/

/hwaɪt oʊk/

Other forms: white oaks

Definitions of white oak
  1. noun
    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
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    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 oak, swamp white 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, roble, valley oak, valley white oak
    tall graceful deciduous California oak having leathery leaves and slender pointed acorns
    Quercus macrocarpa, bur oak, burr oak, mossy-cup oak, mossycup oak
    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
    Quercus petraea, Quercus sessiliflora, durmast
    deciduous European oak valued for its tough elastic wood
    English oak, Quercus robur, common oak, pedunculate oak
    medium to large deciduous European oak having smooth leaves with rounded lobes; yields hard strong light-colored wood
    type of:
    oak, oak tree
    a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves
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