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Definition: live oak
n : any of several American evergreen oaks
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Definition: Live oak
([=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.]
(l[imac]v), a. [Abbreviated from alive. See Alive
1. Having life; alive; living; not dead.
If one man's ox hurt another's, that he die; then
they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of
it. --Ex. xxi. 35.
2. Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active
properties; as, a live coal; live embers. “ The live
3. Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a
live man, or orator.
4. Vivid; bright. “ The live carnation.”
5. (Engin.) Imparting power; having motion; as, the live
spindle of a lathe; live steam.
6. (Elec.) Connected to a voltage source; as, a live wire.
7. (Broadcasting) Being transmitted instantaneously, as
events occur, in contrast to recorded
8. (Sport) Still in active play; -- of a ball being used in a
game; as, a live ball.
9. Pertaining to an entertainment event which was performed
(and possibly recorded) in front of an audience;
contrasted to performances recorded in a studio without an
, the condition of being born in such a state
that acts of life are manifested after the extrusion of
the whole body. --Dunglison.
, a cell for holding living objects under
microscopical examination. --P. H. Gosse.
, feathers which have been plucked from the
living bird, and are therefore stronger and more elastic.
. (Sawing) See under Gang
(Bot.), a grass of the genus Eragrostis
(Engin.), a suddenly applied load; a varying
load; a moving load; as a moving train of cars on a
bridge, or wind pressure on a roof.
(Bot.), a species of oak (Quercus virens
growing in the Southern States, of great durability, and
highly esteemed for ship timber. In California the
and some other species are also
called live oaks.
(Engin.), a circular train of rollers upon which
a swing bridge, or turntable, rests, and which travels
around a circular track when the bridge or table turns.
, steam direct from the boiler, used for any
purpose, in distinction from exhaust steam
, horses, cattle, and other domestic animals kept
on a farm. whole body.
(a) (Elec.) a wire connected to a power source, having a
voltage potential; -- used esp. of a power line with a
high potential relative to ground, capable of harming
a person who touches it.
(b) (Fig.) a person who is unusually active, alert, or
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