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Definition 1: a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves - [noun denoting plant]

Samples where oak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • great oaks grow from little acorns

Synonyms for oak in the sense of this definition

(oak is a kind of ...) a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms

(... is a kind of oak ) any of various chiefly American small shrubby oaks often a dominant form on thin dry soils sometimes forming dense thickets

(... is a kind of oak ) oak with moderately light fine-grained wood; Japan

(... is a kind of oak ) an oak having leaves resembling those of chestnut trees

(... is a kind of oak ) relatively tall deciduous water oak of southeastern United States often cultivated as a shade tree; thrives in wet soil

(... is a kind of oak ) similar to the pin oak; grows in damp sites in Mississippi River basin

(... is a kind of oak ) fast-growing medium to large pyramidal deciduous tree of northeastern United States and southeastern Canada having deeply pinnatifid leaves that turn bright red in autumn; thrives in damp soil

(... is a kind of oak ) medium to large deciduous oak of the eastern United States having long lanceolate leaves and soft strong wood

(... is a kind of oak ) small deciduous tree of eastern and central United States having dark green lyrate pinnatifid leaves and tough moisture-resistant wood used especially for fence posts

(... is a kind of oak ) medium-sized evergreen oak of southern Europe and northern Africa having thick corky bark that is periodically stripped to yield commercial cork

(... is a kind of oak ) small deciduous tree having the trunk branched almost from the base with spreading branches; Texas and southern Oklahoma

(... is a kind of oak ) medium to large deciduous tree of China, Japan, and Korea having thick corky bark

(... is a kind of oak ) medium to large deciduous timber tree of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada having dark outer bark and yellow inner bark used for tanning; broad five-lobed leaves are bristle-tipped

(... is a kind of oak ) medium-large deciduous timber tree of central and southern United States; acorns deeply immersed in the cup and mature in first year

(... is a kind of oak ) large nearly semi-evergreen oak of southeastern United States; thrives in damp soil

(... is a kind of 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

(... is a kind of oak ) any of several American evergreen oaks

(... is a kind of 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

(... is a kind of oak ) large deciduous tree of central and southern Europe and Asia Minor having lanceolate leaves with spiked lobes

(... is a kind of oak ) medium-large deciduous tree with a thick trunk found in the eastern United States and southern Canada and having close-grained wood and deeply seven-lobed leaves turning scarlet in autumn

(... is a kind of oak ) small to medium deciduous oak of east central North America; leaves have sharply pointed lobes

(... is a kind of 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

(... is a kind of oak ) evergreen oak of southern Europe having leaves somewhat resembling those of holly; yields a hard wood

(... is a kind of oak ) small deciduous tree of eastern and central United States having leaves that shine like laurel; wood is used in western states for shingles

(... is a kind of oak ) small semi-evergreen shrubby tree of southeastern United States having hairy young branchlets and leaves narrowing to a slender bristly point

(... is a kind of oak ) large deciduous tree of the Pacific coast having deeply parted bristle-tipped leaves

(oak is a part of ...) fruit of the oak tree: a smooth thin-walled nut in a woody cup-shaped base

(... is a member of oak) oaks

(oak is made of the substance ...) the hard durable wood of any oak; used especially for furniture and flooring

Definition 2: the hard durable wood of any oak; used especially for furniture and flooring - [noun denoting plant]

(oak is a kind of ...) the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees

(... is a kind of oak ) oak given a weathered appearance by exposure to fumes of ammonia; used for cabinetwork

(... is a kind of oak ) hard wood of the holm oak tree

(... is made of the substance oak) a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves

"great oaks grow from little acorns"

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