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([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D.
eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.]
1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus Quercus
. The oaks
have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and
staminate flowers in catkins. The fruit is a smooth nut,
called an acorn
, which is more or less inclosed in a
scaly involucre called the cup or cupule. There are now
recognized about three hundred species, of which nearly
fifty occur in the United States, the rest in Europe,
Asia, and the other parts of North America, a very few
barely reaching the northern parts of South America and
Africa. Many of the oaks form forest trees of grand
proportions and live many centuries. The wood is usually
hard and tough, and provided with conspicuous medullary
rays, forming the silver grain.
2. The strong wood or timber of the oak.
Note: Among the true oaks in America are:
, Quercus nigra
, Quercus Michauxii
, Quercus tinctoria
; -- called also yellow oak
or quercitron oak
(see under Bur
.), Quercus macrocarpa
; -- called
or mossy-cup oak
, Quercus Prinus
and Quercus densiflora
(see under Chinquapin
), Quercus prinoides
Coast live oak
, Quercus agrifolia
, of California; -- also
(see under Live
), Quercus virens
, the best of
all for shipbuilding; also, Quercus Chrysolepis
. Same as Swamp oak
, Quercus obtusifolia
, Quercus rubra
, Quercus coccinea
, Quercus ilicifolia
, Quercus undulata
, Quercus imbricaria
, Quercus falcata
Swamp Spanish oak
, Quercus palustris
Swamp white oak
, Quercus bicolor
, Quercus aquatica
Water white oak
, Quercus lyrata
, Quercus Phellos
[1913 Webster] Among the true oaks in Europe are:
, Quercus Cerris
, Quercus Suber
English white oak
, Quercus Robur
, Quercus Ilex
, Quercus coccifera
, Quercus infectoria
Note: Among plants called oak, but not of the genus
, a valuable timber tree (Oldfieldia Africana
or She oak
, any tree of the genus
, the teak tree (see Teak
. See under Jerusalem
New Zealand oak
, a sapindaceous tree (Alectryon excelsum
, a shrub once not distinguished from poison ivy,
but now restricted to Rhus toxicodendron
or Rhus diversiloba
or Silk-bark oak
, an Australian tree
, oak wood colored green by the growth of the
mycelium of certain fungi.
, a large, smooth, round gall produced on the
leaves of the American red oak by a gallfly (Cynips confluens
). It is green and pulpy when young.
(Zo["o]l.), a British geometrid moth (Biston prodromaria
) whose larva feeds on the oak.
, a gall found on the oak. See 2d Gall
(Bot.), the mycelium of a fungus which forms
leatherlike patches in the fissures of oak wood.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Pruner
, the insect.
, a kind of gall produced on the oak by the
insect Diplolepis lenticularis
, a wartlike gall on the twigs of an oak.
, one of the three great annual English horse races
(the Derby and St. Leger being the others). It was
instituted in 1779 by the Earl of Derby, and so called
from his estate.
To sport one's oak
, to be “not at home to visitors,”
signified by closing the outer (oaken) door of one's
rooms. [Cant, Eng. Univ.]
1. (Min.) A name given by English miners to sphalerite, or
zinc blende; -- called also false galena
. See Blende
2. Caramel or burnt sugar, used to color wines, spirits,
ground coffee, etc.
3. A large leather vessel for beer, etc. [Obs.]
4. (Bot.) The Quercus nigra
, or barren oak.
5. The ensign of a pirate.